OK, so I know I said only one post today, but I couldn’t help but provide a link to Simon Fletcher’s article from a few days ago, on the recent revelation that Boris Johnson acknowledged the success of Ken Livingstone’s crime strategy whilst Mayor.
A lot of ultra-left crap often flies about which says that Ken, as a socialist mayor, should have shunned the police, refused to fund them or provide the money for more of them in London’s communities. They are agents of the monied class, you see. But actually, you will find that if they work positively to keep people safe and operate in a non-discriminatory way with everyone, working class people rather like it that there is a police force. That fact may at some point change. But at present it is the truth.