Hurrah! At last. So, what are they doing?
Nickie Aiken, the council’s cabinet member for community protection, said his death showed the need to tackle drug-related violence — a relatively new phenomenon in Pimlico.Yes, yes, so what are you doing?
“Obviously this has really focused our minds even more and there’s definitely a will now to really push through,” she added.OK, Nicki, we get that. It's a shame it took a death. Presumably you were just sitting on your hand before?
But I can't see any proposals. What are you doing?
“We’ve been stepping up our campaign since the autumn, but have intensified the outreach work now even more so. We’re confident we can get to grips with the problem but we can’t do this on our own — we need to get together with the parents and the community.”And hunt down the savage little scum, slaughter them in the street & hang their bodies from Pimlico lampstandards, yes?
Or just hold lots of useless meetings with very nice tea and biscuits, glossy pamphlets and stuffed full of council wonks all earnestly agreeing 'something must be done' while they check their watches to ensure they aren't late for the train that will take them back to suburbia?
Ms Aiken said: “I very quickly realised we had a growing gang issue. I was very concerned about people living on our estates living in fear. Why should a mother sit at home waiting for her 15-year-old son to come home safely from youth club? Why should a mother of a toddler have to put up with 15-year-olds outside the window smoking skunk?”Well, mainly it's because people like you don't have to live in the slums your barmy policies and useless ideas about 'fixing things' create, so they've no real will to fix it.
Does that answer your questions?