London a lethal tale of two cities
More murders on the killing streets of the capital, confirming that statistically it’s more dangerous than New York.
Not that the figures give you the true picture. The truth is there are two Londons: the rich London, where crime is much lower, and the poor London, where people struggle to make a life.
Into this lethal mix comes the new element of gang warfare on social media, further criminalising young people, particularly the have-nots.
Dr Johnson famously said: “He who is tired of London is tired of life.”
Not so. He who is tired of London is simply tired of London: the crowds, the traffic, the crime, the ludicrously high prices, the tourists and the pollution.
And, well, all that goes with a capital city sucking in people who hope the streets might be paved with gold, and not blood.