The reality of violence

The UK banned almost all handguns over a decade ago, and makes it extremely onerous to get a license to possess a long gun. These measures were – and are – touted as being necessary to reduce “gun violence”. Now, a newspaper report quotes the latest British Crime Survey as revealing that someone in the UK experiences a knife attack every four minutes – almost 130,000 last year. For the past few years there’s been more and more talk about criminalizing the possession of knives, in response to “knife violence”. When, oh, when will these idiots realize that the instrument

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Political correctness gone mad!

I just don’t believe this news report. It can’t be true – but it is! An advertisement for an air traffic controller is being offered in Braille – although 20/20 vision is a requirement for the job. Bosses of St Mary’s airport on the Isles of Scilly say they are simply adhering to equal opportunity guidelines. The advert for the post, which carries a salary of between £34,000 and £36,000, states that as well as having excellent vision, the applicant needs to be highly qualified to fulfil the demanding role of guiding aircraft safely into the hilltop airport, which is

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