It says it all when the minister in charge of police doesn't feel safe to walk the streets at night.
But that's what British Home Secretary Jacqui Dean admitted in the Sunday Times.
Maybe its because, as the papers also report this weekend,
Violent Youth crime is up by a third in the past three years
Knife crime is up by a similar amount, noted The Sun yesterday
Tony Blair said he would be 'tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime.'
And what a legacy he leaves.
Much crime has actually risen during his term of office.
The British people feel less and less safe in their homes or in the streets.
And the minister in charge of police admits to the same fears.
What a damning indictment on her own government and her own role in it!!
I wonder how New Zealand's own Police Minister Annette King feels.
Does she feel safe walking out at night?
And has any enterprising kiwi journalist though of asking her?