I watched the Politics Show today and I must admit that Andrew Neil is superb in the role of presenter because he does not let the waffling politicians away with their prepared lies. The ridiculous lie that crime is down has to be challenged but Caroline Flint (NoLab) continually tried to pass it off as a statistic which was beyond approach. Andrew Neil however, qualified it by insisting that the manufactured statistics did not recognise that violent crime and juvenile crime was on the increase and that is the extent of the problem.
NoLab have their own set of stats which only tell the story that they want you to believe. That is in all walks of life. Their stats on inflation are manufactured which we all recognise and their stats on crime are also unbelievable particularly when one views the recent publicity on knife crime.
How can we curtail the advance of violence in this country when the government refuses to believe that we have a problem?
We need more prisons. We need a tougher stance on crime. Nobody wants to step out of line but until someone does then crime will continue to escalate. Whenever the government is approached about crime they quote their own corrupt stats which really are not the point. The stats are unacceptable because most people cannot see the point of reporting crime. All they get is a crime number for insurance purposes.
When will someone really get a grip on crime?