knife crime

Locking up bankers won’t solve Britain’s crime epidemic

15 August 2019 16:17

On Monday, a 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Munster Square in Camden. A Witness reported seeing three men…

Sadiq Khan is wrong about austerity and knife crime

16 July 2019 17:10

There is something really ugly in Sadiq Khan’s description of stabbings in London as the ‘human cost of austerity’. What’s…

Abandoning stop and search would be abandoning a generation of kids

30 June 2019 7:01

It was somehow inevitable that shortly after Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick announced a fall in violent crime, there would…

It’s not video games and porn that’s causing knife crime

10 March 2019 20:07

Diane Abbott knows what’s behind the spate of fatal stabbings plaguing the capital. The shadow Home Secretary told an interviewer…

The lessons politicians don’t want to learn from Glasgow’s knife crime strategy

6 December 2018 11:31

London’s knife-crime epidemic is back in the news. Tomorrow the Damilola Taylor Trust is holding a lecture at which the…

Sadiq Khan goes to war on junk food. What about knife crime?

11 May 2018 14:08

Sadiq Khan has been busy. But the mayor of London isn’t snowed under trying to deal with the capital’s knife…

Britain is still broken. Here’s how to fix it

13 April 2018 11:19

Nearly six years ago, in The Spectator, I explained how and why the gang culture that exploded in the 2011…

The Spectator Podcast: Bad charity

15 February 2018 16:19

On this week’s episode, we look at the Oxfam aid scandal and whether charities do more harm than good. We…

Civil life in London is now balanced on a knife edge

26 April 2017 14:15

I’m a member of a small and weird minority, the conservative urbanophiles. Obviously cities are nests of degeneracy and, even…

No, legalising drugs won’t stop knife crime

21 February 2017 13:19

On Sunday, Coffee House ran an article by Koos Couvee, a former Enfield Advertiser journalist and contemporary of mine. It…

There’s one real way to stop gang crime: legalise drugs

19 February 2017 9:30

I covered another stabbing the other day, a particularly nasty one this time. An 18-year-old was repeatedly knifed in the…

Tories win knife fight using devious and confusing methods

17 June 2014 18:31

As expected, Nick de Bois’ amendment to the Criminal Courts and Justice Bill passed 404 votes to 53. It owes…

Knives still out in Coalition sentencing fight

12 May 2014 20:16

What will become of the other big coalition row that’s burning away alongside free schools? David Cameron was asked today…

Nick Clegg is wrong on knife crime – we need minimum sentences

8 May 2014 12:21

In today’s Guardian Nick Clegg sets out his reasons why he is stopping the government tabling clauses that would require…

The Coalition letter war steps up a notch

2 May 2014 8:58

Coalition relations are growing more fractious and sour. Even departments where the rapport between the Conservatives and the Lib Dems…