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Cost of policing COP26 in Glasgow 'could exceed £200m'

Cost of policing COP26 in Glasgow 'could exceed £200m' | Police | The Guardian

17.1.2020

Cost of policing COP26 in Glasgow 'could exceed £200m' | Police | The Guardian

Head of Police Scotland says UN climate gathering will mean ‘acute operational demands’

The cost of policing the UN climate conference in Glasgow this November could exceed £200m, according to Scotland’s chief constable, who added that it is “fanciful” to suggest that hosting one of the largest events ever staged in the UK won’t have an impact on the wider community. Iain Livingstone, head of Police Scotland, told a board meeting of the Scottish Police Authority on Friday that accommodation for officers alone – many of whom will be drafted from forces in England and Wales – could cost “tens of millions”. He added: “Candidly, it is my professional opinion that any suggestion that the climate change conference will not impact on the wider community of Scotland is fanciful.” Warning of the “acute operational demand” posed by the climate conference and ongoing preparations around Brexit, he described Police Scotland’s capital budget as “derisory”. Last week, Scotland’s auditor general, Caroline Gardner, told MSPs at a Holyrood committee that protecting officer numbers to deal with Brexit has taken policing budgets into a forecast deficit of £42m. During the 12 days from 9 November, an estimated 90,000 visitors including about 200 world leaders will attend the UN’s 26th conference of the parties, known as COP26, at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) on the River Clyde in the centre of Glasgow. A report on policing the conference presented to the meeting for discussion also explained that the SEC will be handed over to the UN for the duration of the conference, becoming international territory – known as the blue zone – and thus subject to international law. “Discussions are ongoing with senior law officers and the UN to determine how Police Scotland will record and investigate any crimes which occur within the Blue Zone,” says the report. Scotland’s justice secretary Humza Yousaf has previously said he expects core costs like policing to be borne by the UK government. Topics Read more: The Guardian

U won't be arrest by police Scotland in the blue zone if u commit a crime Guardian: 'It's the end of the Earth, WE MUST ACT NOW ON CLIMATE CHANGE!!!' Guardian: 'Having a meeting to address ClimateChange will cost too much!!!' Let's not bother then : always part of the problem rather than part of the solution. Your words have no value

Couldn’t the UN pay? This doesn't sound very environmentally friendly. Could we not just do a skype meeting?

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Trump has now spent $18bn on his border wall. These 9 important things would cost much lessThe funding for Trump's border wall has increased yet again, with an additional $5bn being funnelled into the president's flagship pledge. The total spent on Trump's wall so far stands at $18bn – an 1. Common Sense How much was spent in the middle east? I hear nothing of that. This will actually help the American People

Editorial: The government can’t afford not to have a climate Budget – the people care even if it doesn’tEditorial: The chancellor and his colleagues will face the world when they host the UN COP26 conference in Glasgow in November – it won’t do for them to be seen as reluctant to make necessary sacrifices for the planet Who owns ? The people? Mentioning general public to justify a biased opinion.

The Breakdown | Saracens’ spirit is remarkable but cost-cutting threatens strengthSaracens’ win at Ospreys further demonstrated their resilience but some top players may have to go to meet salary cap rules Curiously ambivalent attitude being shown by 's subby in this headline. Saracens cheated, they got caught and punished. They are still in breach of the salary cap regulation and are being allowed to skew another season's results. Who cares how 'plucky' they are? cheats Of course it does that's why it's being imposed! Breaking the rules has consequences. Kkkk kjni9

Empty business rates relief 'costs £1bn'Experts say the system pits local authorities - which want stable income - against businesses. So who's profiting? Soooo the councils want the tax for the first 3 months a property is empty but at the same time bemoan the demise of the high street. Not exactly an incentive for landlords is it? Lower taxes would surely improve high street prospects? Seems like Catch 22. tories will be pouring billions into local business they are the party of business, one snag the people won't have any spare cash to spend-it's a bark init.

Meghan Markle’s costs rejected by Canadians who demand Duchess fund own lifestyleTHE overwhelming majority of Canadians are unwilling to cover the costs of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to live in Canada, a new poll has found. What a cheek! Demanding Canada pay for “costs” ......of what? She is simply an actress and should go back to Drama where she thrives! thetimes has meghan markle lost her sparkle? Damn right!!! The only Royal part of you is, you have Royally underestimated us!!!



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