Another week, and another two young thugs are found guilty of murder. They stabbed and slashed a young lawyer as he came home from work in order to steal his mobile 'phone. They snuffed out a decent man, the son of loving parents and the fiance of a very bright young woman. Last week it was some-one else, and next week it will be some-one else again. The same old, same old! But, each event is, of course, a shattering apocalypse of tragedy for the families and friends concerned. So the 'body count', a term beloved of the liberatti when it is foreigners being killed but which is studiously avoided when the bodies concerned litter our own fair streets, continues to mount and it is now beginning to grow exponentially. What next ...?
Well, as far as I can judge, the liberals simply shrug and if pushed on the subject will come out with some variation of the smug, complacent and utterly false proposition that it is better that ten guilty men go free than one innocent man is hanged. The fact that the ten guilty men will have killed at least, and in this day and age where they kill entire families in the process of reaching their intended victim, probably more than ten innocent men, women and children seems not to be part of the equation. One supposes that in the liberal lexicon the phrase is 'collateral damage', another subject that incenses them when it occurs amongst foreigners following action by our armed forces but which is dismissed nonchalantly when it occurs at home. The only hope I can see is that the thugs these days are equal opportunity murderers and instead of confining their ruthless cruelties to the working-class ghettos from whence they come, they are now moving into the upper-middle-class grazing lands where the prey is softer, fatter and easier! If they follow Shakespeare's advice and try to "kill all the lawyers" I think we can safely assume that a change in sentencing policy will follow swiftly and the gallows will swing back into operation.
Perhaps Tom ap Rhys Pryce did not die totally in vain. R.I.P.