Priti Patel was met with hostility as she was quizzed by a conference of police officers whether she could survive on £1200 a month.

The female officers were there about pay concerns, as one spoke directly to the Home Secretary, admitting she had to borrow £40 from her mum to pay for fuel and food. An accountant told her she'd be better leaving the police and working in a shop.

“We have to move this forward. You have that commitment from me, you absolutely do," Patel responded to the heartbreaking stories.

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