THE all-time high in knife killings shames our police and politicians.
The all-time high in knife killings shames our police and politicians[/caption]
The root causes are complex.
Gangs are an irresistible lure for too many leaving school with no prospects.
They arm themselves, often for defence, with vicious blades they can buy far too easily.
Restrictions on Stop and Search — the provably effective police tactic loathed by the Left — were lifted only last May.
That’s after the grim year covered by these latest figures.
The next set will reveal if that decision has worked.
But cops seem to have priorities other than keeping teenagers alive anyway.
Like the easy collaring of Twitter trolls.
The number of knife offenders being jailed, meanwhile, is at a ten-year low.
Without much deterrent, no wonder so many kids arm themselves.
Keep him out
A MAN suspected of masterminding genocide in China should not set foot on our soil.
Beijing’s vile Communist regime banned our MPs merely for criticising it.
Yet Erkin Tuniyaz, governor of its Xinjiang region, plans to visit the UK next week and has even been offered a meeting with the Foreign Office.
Tuniyaz was sanctioned by the US. Why not here? MPs are rightly outraged.
Is it not obvious now who our friends are in the world?
Once, we cosied up to China hoping it would become more liberal and use its enormous wealth to enrich us too.
It repaid that naivety with systematic hacking and stealing, by destroying freedoms solemnly agreed in Hong Kong, by embedding spies across the West and by unleashing Covid before trying to cover its tracks.
China is a malign tyranny. Its sinister apparatchiks should be barred.
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