UK fulfilling fruits of 1980s deregulation not 1970s “paranoia”

In his article in yesterday’s Daily Mail, Francis Wheen claims that our society is the fulfillment of 1970s paranoia. He also has a book out, called “Strange Days Indeed: The Golden Age of Paranoia.” But Wheen does our age a disservice in turning his theory of the 1970s into a theory of now.

Grayling depicts Wire fiction as fact

Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling has compared Britain to The Wire, a television series thick with violent crime, vehicle jacking and vandalism, rooting his claims in a British Crime Survey report that shows violent crime down 48%, vehicle related thefttest