Well, yes…

Knife crime has grown because the decline of Empire has given boys no other adventure to take part in, according to Joanna Lumley.

It is true that young Anglo Saxon males have a thing about drinking till they vomit and fighting, in the absence of any foreigners they\’ve historically been quite capable of inventing some reason to fight among themselves.

Various Romans noted the points, the Romano-Celts made closer studies than they would have liked and Empitre came in part from that lust for new places to fight over and drink and vomit in.

The problem seems to be that Johnny Foreigner ain\’t so keen on our exporting the behaviour any more, can\’t think why.

6 thoughts on “Well, yes…”

  1. Brian, follower of Deornoth

    At the risk of sounding like Roger Liddle, I must point out that a disproportionately large number of these crimes are committed by ‘youths of no appearance’, and so can hardly be said to be an Anglo-Saxon problem.

  2. “knife crime”?

    Is that carrying? I find it absurd that it is a crime to carry a knife. Use one aggressively? Ton of bricks.

    Caught a clip of the old B/W “Robinson Crusoe” first episode where he remarks he is glad that he always kept his knife with him.

    Being in my forties, schoolboys carrying knives as a matter of routine and habit was unremarkable and non-threatening. The act of carrying a knife is NOT a crime and should never be. Using anything as a weapon of aggression is something else entirely.

  3. Brian has a point, as unpleasant as we Anglo Saxons are capable of being, our more recent additions are equally capable of exhibiting the same behaviour (or perhaps worse)

  4. equally capable of exhibiting the same behaviour?

    At the risk of being accused of a closet penchant for the wearing of white hoods and planting burning crosses in people’s front gardens, I’d say those recent additions about which you speak are way ahead of the pack when it comes to upping the ante weapons wise.

  5. Incidentally, a couple of points on knife crime.

    1. S.1(1) of the Prevention of Crime Act 1953 prohibited the carrying of knives and other articles ‘without lawful authority or reasonable excuse’. Over the course of time this has been extended to any number of articles, including nanchaku and shuriken.

    2. I have wondered how an actress can wave a kukri over her head in the middle of a London street while shouting ‘Ayo Gorkhali!’ and not be in contravention of s. 1(1).

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