Join me as I take an in-depth look at how our current Mayor of London has allowed this terrifying situation to spiral out of control.
We live in difficult times, and this year has been challenging in a way like no other. But, the very least we can ask for from our leaders is to create a safe environment whereby we can go about our business without the threat of violent crime.
Since Sadiq Khan became Mayor that threat has increased, yet, he built his campaign for leadership around a promise to ensure he would tackle the violence that has devastated many communities within the London area.
Since the start of last year, the number of knife crime offences recorded in London reached almost 15.6 thousand, an increase of around 5.8 thousand offences compared with 2015/16.
On average every day 10 people are caught carrying a knife or sharp weapon, this is 10 too many and needs to be addressed urgently. We cannot continue to live in a society where people feel scared to leave their homes, and in many communities face the daily threat of violence.
Our current Mayor’s response was to recently announce plans to defund the police by £110m, at a time when clearly we need to be reinforcing the MPS and prioritising crime prevention.
He has routinely blamed government cuts and austerity, yet, it is his own incompetence and fiscal mismanagement of the transport system, housing, and of course our criminal services that is at the heart of this matter.
We need a change of leadership, a change of direction and fresh hope at a time when each is severely lacking.
As your next Mayor of London, I promise to make London safe by:
This week I was particularly keen to hear your thoughts on:
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A number of clips from this groundbreaking interview are now available to download, share and repost. Spread the word and defend our human rights: grab these clips today!
1. 20 Years Since The Murder Of Damilola Taylor
2. Record Numbers Of Knife Crimes
3. Good Morning Britain
4. Knife Crimes Rates Increasing Under Current Mayor Watch
5. The Current Mayor Looks Like A Deer In The Headlights – Defunding The Police
6. I Fear For My Life Everytime I Go To University In London
7. Make London Safe Again
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