The Conservative MP, Scott Mann, was widely mocked this morning, after he suggested that Britain’s knife-crime epidemic could be solved by putting a GPS tracker inside every single knife in the UK:
Every knife sold in the UK should have a gps tracker fitted in the handle. It’s time we had a national database like we do with guns. If you’re carrying it around you had better have a bloody good explanation, obvious exemptions for fishing etc.
— Scott Mann (@scottmann4NC) March 14, 2019
Quite quickly, it was pointed out that there might be a slight flaw in the MP for North Cornwall’s plan: there are a lot of knives in the UK, and a lot of them are used for things other than stabbing people.
Happily, his colleague and fellow MP Johnny Mercer was on hand to help today, and headed to Mann’s office, newly dubbed the ‘Ministry of Good Ideas’ to see what the general public thought of his inspired policy idea.
I reveal a secret part of the Palace of Westminster you may not have seen before: the Ministry of Good Ideas. Guess who’s behind the desk.. pic.twitter.com/yEo4ObzdwO
— Johnny Mercer MP (@JohnnyMercerUK) March 14, 2019