Thursday, 12 April 2007

Blair blames murders on black culture

Tony Blair yesterday claimed the spate of knife and gun murders in London was not being caused by poverty, but a distinctive black culture. His remarks angered community leaders, who accused him of ignorance and failing to provide support for black-led efforts to tackle the problem.

One accused him of misunderstanding the advice he had been given on the issue at a Downing Street summit.

Black community leaders reacted after Mr Blair said the recent violence should not be treated as part of a general crime wave, but as specific to black youth. He said people had to drop their political correctness and recognise that the violence would not be stopped "by pretending it is not young black kids doing it". Read more

1 comment:

Daniel Roe said...

The PM is right: poverty is not the problem. The PM is wrong: culture is not the problem. The problem is wicked people who should be brought to account and punished. We need authorities who will 'punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good' (1 Peter 2:14) - that means a change of attitude as regards policing, sentencing and the provision of adequate prison accommodation - aye - and a change in attitude as regards murderers: they are not 'victims' of poverty, culture, whatever; they are evil and should be held responsible for their crimes