I cannot believe that the establishment are continually debating the cause of knife crime. It would be so simple to stop all this nonsense but for the life of me I cannot understand why no political spokesperson will address this problem in a sensible manner.
If people carry knives then they intend to use them. Therefore when a knife carrying person is detected then they should be punished. The problem appears to be what type of punishment should be handed out?
How about a punishment that will deter the carrying of knives? Five years... ten years... the problem is that the people who we rely upon to solve the crime on our streets are impotent. They will not or dare not face the facts that their policies have created the climate of fear that exists in our society today.
We must find a deterrent which the criminal will respect and fear. If we cannot find that deterrent then we may as well accept that the knife wielding criminal will continue to prosper. So the next time that someone is stabbed to death please do not wring your hands and blame incompetent parents because in reality it is the imcompetent politicians who have led to the situation we have in our society today.