Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Never blame the perpetrator

There is a good post on Spectator blogs about the violence that took place on the Tube on Saturday night. Rather than blame the perpetrators, the RMT Union bizarrely decided to blame London's Mayor for bringing in the booze ban too hastily.

There does indeed seem to be a general trend for blaming the supposed provocation rather than the perpetrators, whether it's hooliganism, suicide bombers or knife crime. Only the other week, there was a "yoof worker" interviewed on the one o' clock news who blamed knife crime on kids having nothing to do. Just think, if only our cruel heartless government were to build more youth centres, there wouldn't be so much violence.

If only it was that simple.