Gun crime

The Labour Party Hold Their Annual Party Conference - Day 4

Diane Abbott’s idiocy reaches new levels

10 January 2014 12:43

On the evening of the Mark Duggan verdict, Diane Abbott MP tweeted the following: If the #duggan jury believe that he did not have a gun in his hand when… Continue reading

People gather outside the White House for a vigil after yesterday's shootings. Image: Getty

Shootings in US suburbia, what would J.G. Ballard make of them?

15 December 2012 11:54

These shootings. I think we need J G Ballard back. Looking back through previous such apparently random events, we might observe that: • The perpetrators are almost always white. •… Continue reading

Police monitor a flat in Hoboken, New Jersey, believed be connected to the Connecticut school shooting. The gunman, Adam Lanza, was found dead at the scene. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images

The Connecticut shooting

14 December 2012 19:40

The news coming out of Connecticut is just awful. 18 children have been gunned down at their school and, reports suggest, that another nine people—including the gunman—are also dead. The… Continue reading


Insane culture

10 July 2010 18:08

I’ve just flicked on the television in search of fresh disasters. The news that Raoul Moat shot himself when cornered in a kessel is still ‘breaking’. In this heat I’d… Continue reading


The gun control question

3 June 2010 14:13

Inevitably, the horrendous tragedy in Cumbria has led to calls for gun control to be reviewed.  An already sensitive issue is complicated by philosophical differences between those who argue that… Continue reading


Welcome to London

18 October 2009 16:58

Visitors to London are now given an extra special welcome when they arrive at our stations, thanks to the Metropolitan Police’s latest advert (pictured). It is advising commuters that, if… Continue reading