“Political Correctness Is KILLING People”: Farage BLASTS Khan Over London Crime Rate
Former UKIP Leader Nigel Farage has hit out at Sadiq Khan’s lack of leadership amid the rapid increase in violent crime in the capital city, arguing that the mayor’s political correctness is costing lives.
Appearing on Fox News, where the South East of England MEP is a contributor, he said that the reason London is suffering from more violent crime than New York City is that the mayor is not leading from the front and is too politically correct to tackle the crime.
Further to this point, Farage pointed out that the police have stopped using the ‘stop & search’ technique on suspects for fear of appearing racist if they have to stop a black person.
When asked if he was ‘stunned’ by the latest crime statistics which show the UK overtaking New York in crime rates, he said: “No, I’m afraid the rise of violent crime in London has been going on now for some years.
“It isn’t just gun crime; there’s been a 40% rise in knife crime over the last decade and the new phenomenon of acid attacks.
“This is not about rules; it’s about policing. 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, do you know why? Because the police are too fearful of being thought to be racist if they pick up somebody who’s black.
“So what you’ve now got is political correctness killing people in London.”
He added: “There is a thing here called leadership. Just think about Giuliani in New York; he led from the front, he worked with the police, they got real tough with the criminals.
“In London, I mean you won’t believe this; the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has not visited a single crime site or spoken to any of the bereaved families so there is a total absence of leadership.
“And you know, we have very strict gun laws as you’ve mentioned. But even when guns are illegal, bad guys still carry them.”