Absolutely Silly

Just because actress Joanna Lumley was superb campaigning on behalf of Gurkha veterans doesn’t mean she should be given a pass for the nonsense of arguing that knife crime has grown in Britain because of the decline of Empire. How does the loss of Empire explain teenage Brit girls wielding knives these days? Other European countries have lost empires and not suffered an epidemic of knife crime. “Broken Britain” – a collapse of morals and discipline – would seem a more likely explanation.