It's OK, it's Up North:
This isn't because I don't read about the latest wave of teenaged victims or don't think it's important. It's because I try to keep this blog light-hearted and - unlike in cases of mobile phone theft, defecation and rape - victims of murder don't make good subjects for ridicule. Plus there's a lot of people already in the camp of being anti-murder, who don't need much convincing.
However at the news that an 11-year-old has been shot dead in Liverpool, I must put out a rallying cry to anyone out there currently without a bandwagon. The situation cannot be allowed to continue, when there is a glaringly obvious solution that this government refuses to acknowledge: we need new legislation, abolishing murder and outlawing firearms.
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