Interview: Cherie Booth

Cherie Booth, barrister (and ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair’s wife) talks to Channel 4 about her work on the Street Weapons Commission, which she chaired. Interviewer Krishnan Guru-Murthy poses some tough questions…

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  1. I have lived in London all of my life and feel I am as qualified as anybody to put my point forward……The problem and the answer is in education . Until we start to educate our children how to live we are in a downward spiral .There are many families who do not work in a “traditional” manner and do not hold values that are ethical…….Children need to be educated at school which is the only place that the government have a semblance of control over them…..the national curriculum should be changed to include life skills…….how to treat others , shop , make food , raise children , work……until this becomes priority our society will continue to go down hill , and until people in power realise this the problems will continue .

  2. I’m with Lee on this ..

    This is an extremely deep and complex issue that runs deep in to the fabric of our society and simple superficial solutions are not the answer.

    We took away the legal ownership of handguns by legitmate users and it had absolutely no effect on gun crime.

    Vernon Coaker pushed through a futile and worthless legislation on “samurai swords” that has removed a lot of swords from legitimate users, martial artists, collectors and enthusiasts, in the attempt to affect a negligible area of crime.

    Disarming britain is a ludicrous concept and this is not where our focus should be. Our focus should be on what actually motivates the people involved in violent crime and not the object they choose to carry out that crime.

    if we are to make a difference, then we need to change our society so that the environments that these children grow up in do not fast track them in to a life of violence and crime.

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