I was at Chris Grayling’s speech to the LGA this morning. It was very interesting to be presented with so many examples of Labour talking the talk on crime issues but then failing spectacularly to deliver. The famous “tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime” soundbite now sounds so hollow.
Chris has made it very clear that under a Conservative government the police will focus on policing and other agencies will have to up their game when it comes to helping prevent people drifting towards criminality. Proper enforcement needs to go hand in hand with preventative work done from home, to school, to local community, to council etc.
This very much reflects what we have been pushing for here in London and based on his tone this morning I’m confident the Chris will push through the delivery rather than just pump out fine words.