A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Hackney Mayor on tackling gang crime

Some good stuff from Jules Pipe, our elected Mayor in Hackney, on tackling gang crime here:


(hat tip to Dave Hill, fellow Hackney resident and blogger, who I met for the first time over lunch at Cantina Augusto, Clerkenwell, yesterday, for spotting this).


Anonymous Shackers said...

"In places like Hackney, where an increasingly socially divisive housing market threatens to polarise our communities"

The utter hypocrisy of Pipe! Does he not realise he is part of this problem. He does nothing to stop the handing over of Council property to private developers such as the Primary school on Pitfield Street, Queensbridge Quater on Queensbridge Road and the Dalston Theatre site handed over to Barratts. Unless he makes sure this land is for badly needed social housing and not weekday flats for City workers no progress will be made halting the increasingly socially divisive housing market threatens to polarise our communities as he puts it


1:21 pm, January 18, 2008

Blogger Merseymike said...

Yes, but isn't the problem in places lke hackney that the 'middle-market' has gone?

Its either very expensive home-ownership or renting housing. So, this in itself is divisive in that the better off buy, and the poor rent.

I don't know how to do anything about this given that London prices are way out of the reach of anyone other than the well off.

2:10 pm, January 18, 2008

Blogger Håkon said...

Right now the danish politicians are struggling to control gangrelated crime.

We would like to hear about your knowledge and thoughts on targetting youthcrime. Please comment and participate in our search for the perfect penalsystem at www.skyldogstraf.dk/english

2:19 pm, March 31, 2009


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