Mr Passmore, ‘ Police Chief’ ‘not xenophobic or anti-European” of Suffolk Rants against Europeans criminals
Police Chief with Hard Line Views on ‘European’ Criminals Faces Resign Call.
Brexit campaign chiefs Boris Johnson and Michael Gove will roll into the region today to join Suffolk’s crime commissioner in making a call for Britain to leave the European Union.
Mr Passmore, who said he did not want to fall out with anybody over his position and that his decision was a personal view, said his position was not xenophobic or anti-European.
Mr Passmore said high profile Suffolk cases, including the murder of Bury St Edmunds jeweller Peter Avis by a polish robber on the run and the rape of an 81-year-old by a Romanian who had been twice jailed in his home country, had been a “tipping point” and had convinced him to Vote Leave to regain control of Britain’s borders.
“We have examples here in Suffolk over the last few years where people with criminal records have been able to move in and out of the UK. Of course, if there is a search warrant out for them, then of course we all cooperate and we have to be realistic. But we have had examples in Suffolk over the last years since I have been elected where this has gone wrong.
As leading Ipswich Tory Brexit campaigner, Kevin Algar, says, more bluntly, “How many rapists are you going to let loose?”
I would not risk my chances of getting justice were I a European migrant worker with the Suffolk police chief. on charge of my case.
After the expression of these controversial views, and according to established rumours, far more outrageous and bigoted opinions, there are calls for thing that calls itself;f a Police Commissioner, to resign from this sensitive position.