‘Oh for goodness sake’ is maybe a churlish way to start don’t you think ?
Parenting (lack of) has a lot to do with the current issues, it’s not up to the State to take total responsibility in bringing our children up. We all have responsibility to know what our children are upto and nurture them. Obviously you will never stop the few rogue children getting into crime, however much money the State spends.
When I grew up nobody carried knives and we didn’t have lots of money then, there is more to this situation than ‘supposed state cutbacks’, like it or not, immigration has a big part to play in this.
Khan wanted to stop all stop and search, one of the biggest detergents for people carrying knives and drugs. His record shows more murders than anyone can believe and he just can’t solve the big London issues of crime and murder - he is out of his depth. The next mayor should defiantly from a police background.
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/politic ... 24706.html
We all have to live within our financial means, voting in a different political party that spends and spends on never never money (as that is what would happen) is not the answer either. We need to solve this in other ways. National service could be a good way.
Ps And whilst we are talking about Khan, wait until the 24/7 ULEZ comes to Wandsworth in 2021 and you probably have to pay £11 EVERY time you get in your car and drive inside the south circular, another of Khan’s creations. Are we all aware of this? Otherwise many of us will have to fork out for new cars instead.
Oh, and the London mayors part of council tax went up 9% this year, hardly helping parents have money left over to pay for children’s clubs. I haven’t even had a pay rise this year.