Ian Payne is Leading Britain's Conversation.
2 March 2017, 14:33
James O'Brien: Why Police Are Next To Be Demonised
James O'Brien knows that police officers are about to be demonised by the press - because these are all the other people who have already been targeted.
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary said the force had a serious lack of detectives, leaving wanted criminals on the run, due to significant budget cuts.
But James thinks he's seen this before.
Speaking on his LBC show, he said: "I no longer believe there is any section of British society against which the mob cannot be successfully turned by newspapers and commentators.
"I mean, there's the obvious ones - single mothers, benefits claimants, Muslims, immigrants - but then you add to the list doctors. Doctors! Fire fighters.
"Read the columns. Read them!
"Police next, promise."