Soft policing may have its place, but there are times when this approach creates far more problems than it solves.
Scotland Yard has to find out, much to its chagrin, because of its pathetically submissive approach to the seemingly endless pro-Palestinian demonstrations.
Every weekend since then Hamas While terrorists murdered more Jews in a single day than at any time since the Holocaust, Met officials stood by and allowed acts of hateful, anti-Semitic violence to go unpunished.
Emboldened by this weakness, the demonstrators are now planning to march through London on Armistice Day. This increases the risk that they will disrupt people who want to maintain a respectful silence for the deceased in order to protect our freedoms.
Fearing that they would target the Cenotaph, Commissioner Sir met Mark Rowley was reduced to asking the organizers to postpone the march. Humiliatingly for him, they refused.
Protesters gather for a pro-Palestinian rally in Trafalgar Square in central London on Saturday
Police officers watch people leaving a pro-Palestinian protest at Charing Cross station on Saturday
Protesters stage a sit-in in the central hall of Amsterdam Central Station to demonstrate against Israel’s response to Hamas attacks
Has Britain’s largest police force ever looked so weak? By failing to curb criminal activity during the marches, senior officials encouraged Islamist extremists to flex their muscles.
So it’s easy to understand why the far-right English Defense League is taking to the stage and its vile founder Tommy Robinson is instigating a counter-demonstration on social media.
A terrible alliance of football hooligans threatens to protect “the Cenotaph” from attacks by pro-Palestinian thugs. Now that white supremacists are involved, the Met is considering banning both demonstrations.
The truth is: Had police taken a much tougher line from the start against those preaching violence and racial hatred, this potentially explosive confrontation might have been averted.
On November 11th we remember the courage and sacrifice of our greatest generations. The fascist tyrants – on both sides of the demonstration – are exactly the kind of despicable scum they fought to protect us from.
Now it’s time for tax cuts
They were up in the palace before dawn to prepare for the big day. The carriages were polished, the horses were cared for, and the ruler’s insignia were laid out.
The opening of the state parliament symbolizes constitutional continuity, and this was clearly felt yesterday as it was Charles’ first royal speech as monarch.
Not that a stranger would have known. He looked completely at home.
But right from the start he struck a deeply personal tone, paying tribute to his “beloved mother”, the late queen, who fulfilled this important task so impeccably for so long.
This is the parliamentary event where the Government’s legislative vision for the coming year is set out. With all eyes turning to the general election, it is vital for Rishi Sunak to show voters that the Tories have not yet run out of steam.
King Charles and Queen Camilla sit in the House of Lords as it conducts the opening of Parliament on Tuesday
Rishi Sunak leaves Downing Street on Tuesday morning ahead of the State Opening of Parliament
There have been welcome measures to this end, including tougher sentences for the worst criminals, strengthening energy security and preventing strike chaos by far-left unions. These laws aim to draw battle lines between the Conservatives and Labor. But the question is: will anyone see the light of day before Britain goes to the polls?
And too many proposals are either insubstantial, trivial or narrowly technocratic. A crackdown on London’s rickshaws is surely the least of the country’s worries.
What is most worrying is that there is nothing to stimulate the economy. If the government wants to extend its reign beyond the next election, it must do more to help struggling families and businesses.
The Chancellor was reluctant to ease her financial burden despite the Treasury making record revenues. It’s certainly time to give some of that money back to them.
In two weeks, Jeremy Hunt will set out his growth and spending plans in the autumn statement. It must be a bold statement of intent to cut taxes. No more shyness.
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