Tag Archives: Knife Crime

Don’t confuse task groups with a meeting every 18 weeks!


A series of questions and answers took place in the House of Commons on Monday that involved Sajid Javid and the focus was related to “Violent Crime: Young People” and knife crime was seen as one of the key elements … Continue reading

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A cloud cuckoo Government Department (Home Office)


On Monday the Labour MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, Rushanara Ali asked the Home Secretary “What steps he is taking to tackle the rising level of knife crime” Because Sajid Javid was too busy campaigning to become the next … Continue reading

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Solving such complex issues needs a different approach


When there is a major challenge impacting our nation such as the cuts to Police numbers (not a lack of police powers as claimed by certain politicians), an acute lack of housing, cuts to education, cuts to social services, cuts … Continue reading

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Policing promises are constantly being broken!


On the 12th March the Policing Minister Nick Hurd responded to a written question from an Essex MP regarding the resolving of organised crime. Whilst the question related to the outer London Boroughs, the answer disclosed how out of touch … Continue reading

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Party Politics is putting lives at risk


In the light of recent knife crime activity that has been hitting the national headlines and impacting some communities, most credible people would argue that preventative activity is vital if we are going to address the problem. As has been … Continue reading

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Knife Crime is not one size fits all


Unlike policing cuts, the way in which young and not so young people in certain communities resort to knifes and even guns when they feel they need to damage others or protect themselves is far from homogenous across the UK. … Continue reading

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The multiple failures by the Home Office


Whenever the Government is challenged over its cuts to police budgets it regularly points at reduced levels of crime in our communities. It is certainly true that some levels of crime have fallen, however crime has not gone away as … Continue reading

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