Eleven victims died from knife crime in 16 days, reported the London Standard on 11th May 2017. There has been a shift revealed by statistics which shows that only a quarter of knife carriers are now linked to gangs. This compares to 10 deaths a year from 2008/9 and 2010/11 under Boris Johnson.
Our brilliant police believe more young people are now carrying knives for differing reasons, including status, criminality and increasingly for self-protection. Continue reading
As a Mayor of London keenly aware of democracy, Boris Johnson held three polls as to whether he should buy water cannon, after the London riots. The Met badly needed them. . Boris did not just wake up one morning and think “Today I fancy hosing down a few people.” The Met were rightly concerned that, after the worst violence in living memory, 44 police were injured, 4 very seriously. There were 450 arrests, many of them foreign insurgents, some armed. Water cannon can prevent buildings burning to the ground and protect fire fighters and paramedics in a way hoses cannot. Hundreds of buildingsw were burnt to the ground. The cops wanted to prevent this happening again. Continue reading
This tweet was on twitter from the Met. Police. “Arrest following protest at City Hall protest, with the police report here.“Feelings were running high before the Mayor even mentioned taxis, and Val Shawcross tried to get the cabbies to leave by explaining there were no questions on black cabs, only one on electric taxis, to no avail. Six men are now wanted by Scotland Yard for assault and/or illegal trespass at City Hall because a group of blck cab drivers forced their way into City Hall at about 10.50 am. and security guards were attacked, pushed over or manhandled. Continue reading
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Tagged arrest, assaults, cabbies, City Hall, High Court decision, LTDA, Mayor of London, Scotland Yard, TfL, the Met., Uber, Val Shawcross
Even though the London riots in 2011 saw the worst violence in living memory and not just in London, there are still people, and I can hardly type this without shaking with anger, who describe London then as “peaceful”.
David Cameron was a strong supporter of water cannon and backed their purchase as “an issue of principle”. Boris Johnson bought them because of the PM’s support.
Where were these people when London was under attack from thugs and violent foreign activists? There were 16,000 police needed on the London streets alone! 322 arrests were made. 44 cops were injured. 14 civilians were injured! One man died. These are some of my tweets. Continue reading
On his LBC show with Nick Ferrari, Boris Johnson argued that a moderate stance over flag waving is best. The Mayor made it plain he does not want to see triumphalist Daesh flags waved aggressively around London. However, you have to balance that against his belief that we live in a free country.The Neo Nazi rally was moved from Golders Green, (its aim was to fight the “Jewification of the UK”) and the strutting Neo stormtroopers were forced to goose step to Whitehall. There they faced an even larger rally, with much better flags and placards, passionately opposing their aims, backed by an impressive array of police. That is the spirit! Continue reading
The Met Police say that Home Secretary has had all the information enabling her to make a decision on water cannon for two years. Never known for her speed in decision making, Mrs. May has still not seen fit to inform the Met of the position.In spite of big talk at the Tory Party Conference, Mrs. May has done nothing regarding plans to fight radicalisation and fight extremism, because all action in this regard is blocked by Nick Clegg. Mrs. May aceepts his shackling of the Home Office without protest, while talking up how big and tough she is. Continue reading
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Tagged Bishop of Durham, child abuse inquiry, extremism, Fiona Woolf, Home Office, radicalisation, terrorist measures, the Met., Theresa May, Tory Party Conference, water cannon
At Mayor’s Question Time today, it was a very interesting and productive session. The questions that made the strongest impression are listed below, but the webcam covers the entire session.The webcam of the meeting is here.
The Garden Bridge: Boris said that the Garden Bridge is hugely popular proposal, and cycling will be banned. Boris wants a quiet, peaceful bridge where pedestrians can meditate, admire the beauty of the surroundings and emjoy peace and quiet. How lovely this will be, and anyone with any imagination must be thrilled. Continue reading
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Tagged boris johnson, Caroline Pigeon, discrimination, Female genital mutilation, FGM, Garden Bridge, Joanne McCartney, kids in care, Mayor's Question Time, Roger Evans, the Met.