Boris’s Broken Promises #10: “I will make it a policing priority to tackle knife crime”

Before the 2008 mayoral election Tory Boris Johnson made youth knife crime the issue that defined his campaign.

His manifesto promised Londoners:

“I will make it a policing priority to tackle knife and gun crime and not accept defeat.”

The day after the election he went as far as to say:

“It is the job of me as Mayor to lead the fightback against it (knife crime) and that is what I want to do.”

Yet, four years later, figures uncovered by the London Assembly Labour Group show youth knife crime has increased by a staggering 23% since Boris Johnson was elected.

No wonder his campaign is deafeningly quiet on the issue this time round.

So why should Londoners trust the Tory Mayor on crime?

This is the man who:

Last night Tory Boris Johnson told the Sky News Mayoral Husting:

“Do you want a mayor who breaks his promises or one who keeps them?”

The facts speak for themselves; you cannot trust this Tory Mayor.

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About nickygavron

Former Deputy Mayor for London, London Assembly Member, Chair of Planning Committee, and Labour Spokesperson for Planning
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