This morning two youngsters, from the Foundation4Life, on the Today Programme (well done) saying what is so obvious.
I'll precise: We (youngster) don't care about any sentences when we've got a knife, jail doesn't hold out any fear for us...
Couple of days back I spoke about the lost generation, a reference to South African youngsters in SA I came across as a reporter: Nothing to lose, a lot to gain by crime:
"Controversially will anyone of note in the UK say the knife/gun culture has no solution?
That a generation 'Don't ****ing cares" has taken root. And that the best MPs and others can do is to follow South Africa's example.
Otherwise make a lot of huffaw, hoping the following day, bad news of a kind they have an inkling to talk about will arrive e.g. stamp duty.
Course not, but some solutions seem blindingly obvious at least in addressing a symptom that leads to some youngsters losing their way".
The foundation 4 life which I imagine will see a spike in its web traffic today is one of many agencies working in this area that presumably are given p***poor funds to do their extraordinary work.
Perhaps politician's can stop looking for arm chair solutions, or even photo/ publicity opps and support these outfits to do what they do so well.
p.s One reason why it's a good idea for interviewees to spell out their url address online is that Foundation for Life is a pregnancy site. Foundation4life is the young person's help agency. This should be made clear