I don’t know about you but I have been rather bemused by the reports that our Prime Minister is to hold talks with leading Police Chiefs about prosecuting those 16 and 17 year olds who are caught carrying knives. There is no wonder there are so may horrific attacks and indeed murders committed if at present young people are effectively free to carry knives without any fear of prosecution. How on earth did this situation arise. We have had a Labour Government for the past eleven years and we were all told that they were to be tough on crime and tough on the causes of crime. We now discover that youths can carry knives apparently without risk of prosecution it doesn’t look to me as though Labour have been very tough on this particular cause of crime.