Friday 23 October 2009

Harriet! Here’s An Achievement For You!

Violent crime committed by women has soared since Labour came to power, it is revealed today.

Sisters, it seems, are doing it for themselves in spite of that glass ceiling:
The number of women found guilty of murder, vicious assault and other attacks has risen by 81 per cent since 1998.
Well done, Hattie…

Of course, this is being pounced on by the usual suspects, who are mounting their hobby horses and galloping off furiously:
Police are warning that the rise is a legacy of the 'ladette' culture, which they say has fuelled an unprecedented escalation in the severity of female crime.

They blame increasing levels of drunkenness brought about by 24-hour licensing and cultural pressure for women to behave more like men.
Of course! Without the drink in them, these children of the permissive age/’no responsibility’ age/’you can’t touch me, I know my rights’ age wouldn’t dream of behaving like…well, like the men. Would they?
And has this ever been true?
The Police Federation said the days when officers could rely on women to be a 'calming influence' on male drinkers were no more.
Maybe a long, long time ago. But certainly not in the last twenty years.

Chris Grayling takes aim at these awful stats, and hits his foot:
Shadow home secretary Chris Grayling said: 'These figures are very alarming and it's pretty clear that they are at least in part a consequence of the binge drinking culture that has grown up around the country.

'It's now clear that Labour's licensing reforms were a big mistake and we will take major steps to reform the system to tax super strength alcohol and to stop supermarkets selling booze at a low cost price.'
Yup. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

Enjoy a cheap bottle of wine after a long day at work? Well, you can’t.

What, you think you’re a responsible adult? Not in Call-Me-Dave’s future world, you aren’t. You’re just one more child, to be punished along with the whole class because to single out the naughty kid is just too difficult….

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