Monday 4 March 2019 / 4:34 PM Crime / Louise Haigh

Tories clueless on own strategy to tackle violence – Louise Haigh

Tories clueless on own strategy to tackle violence

Health Secretary inadvertently denounces his own Government’s policy to tackle violent crime in an effort to launch a cynical attack on the Mayor of London.

 

Responding, Louise Haigh MP, Labour’s Shadow Policing Minister, said:

“It is disturbing that the Health Secretary doesn’t seem to be aware of his own Government’s strategy to tackle violent crime.

“Rather than taking real action to address the national knife crime epidemic that has arisen on its watch, the Government’s own strategy has been revealed to be nothing more than warm words.

“How can the Tory government possibly be serious about taking a public health approach when the Health Secretary doesn’t even know about it?

Labour advocates real investment in community safety and a public health approach to knife crime.”