Oh Yes, Violent Youths To Be Banned From Sending A Letter


This is one of those things which will so obviously work, isn’t it? The postal system is used by criminals to coordinate their activities. So, if we ban the use of the postal system by criminals then we’ll be able to prevent them from coordinating their activities, won’t we?

Young people who commit violence offences should be banned from using social media such as YouTube, Snapchat and Instagram, according to the chair of the all-party parliamentary group on knife crime.

Speaking before the launch of the government’s new serious violence strategy, the MP Sarah Jones urged the extension of criminal behaviour orders (CBOs) to give courts the power to ban individuals from using social media.

My word yes, this’ll strike right to the very heart of the problem, won’t it?

Rather than it being, for example, just the latest fashionable excuse being applied to the latest fashionable terror? For it is obvious and entirely clear that someone asking “Whassup?” in public is exactly what leads to some teenager being stabbed, isn’t it? Not even a hint of a backbencher straining for a picture in the papers here, is there?