There is no knife problem

Charles Pooter gets it:

London does not have a “knife problem”.

At home I have a drawer full of deadly, murderous weapons capable of cutting out a man’s heart and liver. I regularly use them to cut through flesh.

They are called steak knives.

London does not a have a “knife problem”, it has a murder problem. London will not solve its problems by “dealing with knives”, it will solve them by dealing with murderers.

Indeed. Weapons don’t kill people; people kill people. And the cure for crime is to increase the detection rate, and not as David Cameron suggests, to automatically lock up anyone carrying a knife.

How people like Cameron get elected to parliament and become leaders of major political parties is beyond me — it clearly isn’t due to any cleverness or wisdom in understanding the issues that confront Britain or what to do about them.

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