New laws, new solutions?

With the death of seven more people from stabbing over the past few days, pressure has been mounting on the government to announce new measures.Vodpod videos no longer available.

And indeed home secretary Jacqui Smith will announce tougher policies over the next couple of days, including – it is reported – compulsory visits to A&E wards for young people caught carrying a knife.

Does that strike you as an imaginative and effective tactic?

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