- Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:03 pm
This morning's BBC Radio 5 live led the news with an uncritical reading of IDS's thinktank's latest brainfart.
They propose reintroducing stop and search (Banned apparently by the PC brigade) to solve London's gang violence.
There's not a postcode in the capital without a no-go zone.
Even the darkies want it - they said.
Fortunately the next hour interviewed a guy form the met who pointed out:
The Met are still using stop and search in a much more targeted way, over 50% of stops in britain occur in London.
Gangs account for a tiny proportion (5%) of London violent crime - any copper can tell you that they were a bogeyman talked up by the Cameron / Osborne government.
I can happily report strolling through scores of postcodes during my summer trip south - and didn't encounter the slightest bit of no-go.
(Unless IDS means the couple of visible security guards outside the local Jewish school)..
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead. Aristotle