Thursday, July 29, 2004

Some old news..

As I'm on about Blair's nanny state I also have a problem with David Blunkett's announcement today that he's going to get tough on knife carrying. Sounds like something the government said years ago when a headmaster was stabbed and killed. Today's announcement is of course due to the schoolboy who was sentenced to life yesterday for the murder of another schoolboy. So just how is making carrying a knife illegal going to stop people stabbing other people? If you want to stab someone I don't suppose the illegal act of carrying a knife is going to put you off. It may have worked for guns but that's due to gun ownership being made illegal unless licensed. So are we going to need a licence to own knives?! Or is Mr Blunkett just repeating old promises that he has no intention of fullfilling? And will it make any difference anyway?

8 comments:

mmChronic said...

I hope they don't make knives illegal or my newly acquired ninja knife throwing skills will be wasted.

Blunkett's policies come from here. Probably.

Dogs said...

Of course the biggest child killer in this country is still cars. What's Mr Blunkett going to do to make our streets safer? It would be good if he followed Ken's Livingstone's lead on banning 4 wheel drive fuel guzzlers. Lots of them around in Newcastle - you just never know when you're going to need that offroad capability when you're driving your fat kids to school.

Alternatively, I say ban students from car ownership. Then I might be able to get parked in my street.

mmChronic said...

Your street? The one you pay council tax for? Parp!

Bob Piper made a point yesterday about 3000+ road deaths in the UK every year and nothing being done about them. Not that I read it like as I don't do the web at work. bwahahaha!

Anyway - if we can convince Blunkett that the bad drivers are actually Al Quada operatives we'll be halfway to getting rid of the problem I reckon.

mmChronic said...

Or Bob might have said it here instead. Stupid bloody redirects in the comment bah mutter grumble fuskers.

Dogs said...

The one I will be paying council tax for next month. Then I will be entitled to shout abuse at passing students. Or to wake them up before midday on a non-school day.

mmChronic said...

Whereas I am legally entitled to abuse/torture them right now. Like the one the other day tootling up the middle of the road on a pushbike at 2mph in rush hour with a building queue of traffic without a care in the world.

That was until we knocked her over, then reversed just to make sure. bwahahahaha - make that 3,501 Bob!

Dogs said...

If only you had reversed over someone important - then we'd get a city centre vehicle ban for sure.

mmChronic said...

We got Jeremy Flynn too but he's a nobody these days! :)