Police must start focusing on REAL crimes instead of fruitless investigations

Failing force

YET another boy lies knifed to death in the street — as police devote almost all their energy to “non-crime” cases. We can barely recall a more dismal moment for our cops in a generation.

Yes, they have been hard hit by manpower cuts, a fifth down in eight years. But for much of that period, crime fell.

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There have been 119 murders so far this year in London alone[/caption]

As it did so, top cops became obsessed with political correctness, eye-catching but fruitless investigations, perceived “hate crimes” and their social media image.

They ignored trickier, more routine offences that nonetheless destroy lives.

Stop-and-search, deemed racist, was foolishly scaled back by the Home Office in 2014 only for street crime to rocket.

No wonder it is out of control now. Some 75 per cent of 999 call-outs are non-crime. Less than one in ten offences lead to a charge or summons.

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Police officers are handcuffed by political correctness[/caption]

Meanwhile the fifth murder in six days brings the toll to 119 this year in London alone.

Mayor Sadiq Khan claims that will take a decade to turn round. What wretched defeatism.

A dramatic new focus on core policing — far more cops on the beat, a new stop-and-search blitz, a zeal to tackle REAL crime — will do it in a fraction of that.

Met Chief Cressida Dick has seen the light. All senior officers nationwide must follow.

And the Tories must wake up to the scandalous fact that they spend more on foreign aid than policing.

It is any wonder top cops are sidetracked by virtue-signalling? Their Government blows billions doing it on a global scale.

Mad Macron

REMEMBER the EU army that Remainers insisted was a myth? President Macron now wants one . . . to fight America. Yes, really.

Europe’s self-styled saviour genuinely believes the continent should arm itself to repel Yanks.

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EU and whose army, Mr Macron?[/caption]

We increasingly fear for the sanity of France’s egomaniacal Napoleon. French voters have doubts too. His party polls behind far-right leader Marine Le Pen’s.

His popularity is below that of his woeful predecessor Francois Hollande.

No wonder. Macron embodies the arrogant elite EU voters are in revolt against.

Bone to pick

HEALTH zealots won’t be happy until we subsist on oats and turnips like medieval peasants.

Though even they ate mutton and pork — both of which would fall foul of the latest barmy edict.

Researchers want punitive new taxes on all meat to wean us off it. Bacon would soar 79 per cent.

Pricier shopping and a less pleasurable life are apparently good for us, the NHS and the environment.

The Sun has warned before of this never-ending nanny-state meddling.

Don’t kid yourself no Government would target meat. They went after fizzy drinks.

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