Lon­don a lethal tale of two ci­ties

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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.

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