British politician Nigel Farage said political correctness is interfering with the way London police do their job and believes it’s causing people to die.
“I’m afraid the rise in violent crime in London has been going on for some years. It isn’t just gun crime,” Farage said Friday on Fox News. “There’s been a 40 percent rise in knife crime in the last decade. And the new phenomenon of acid attacks. So we really have got a big problem in some of the burrows of London.”
The police are afraid of being called racist if they apprehend a minority suspect and accused them of neglecting their duties to avoid criticism, Farage said.
“We used to have something called stop and search, where the police would stop a suspect to see whether they were carrying a knife. We’ve stopped doing that. You know why? Because the police are too fearful of being thought to be racist if they pick up somebody who’s black,” Farage said.
“So what you’ve now got is political correctness is killing people in London,” he continued.
Farage also went after London Mayor Sadiq Khan for his leadership.
“You won’t believe this, but the mayor of London, Sadiq khan, has not visited a single crime site or spoken to any of the bereaved families,” Farage said. “So there is a total absence of leadership. Political correctness within the police force.”
“And you know, we have very strict gun laws as have you’ve mentioned. But even when guns are illegal, bad guys still carry them,” he concluded.
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