Wednesday, May 02, 2007

The Real Causes of Crime

"You read in the papers, 'Ah, well it's because of lack of opportunities.' Rubbish, what part don't you understand? What lack of opportunities? They had a reasonable education, they come from reasonable families, with very stable backgrounds, financially sound. Khyam came from a privileged background, he lives in a semi-detached house. He was born and bred here. He drove a brand new jeep."

The uncle of Omar Khyam, leader of the fertiliser bombers.

"As long as young people feel they have got no hope but to blow themselves up you are never going to make progress."


"The twin causes of crime in Britain are criminals and Guardianistas who hold 'society', not criminals responsible."

Tom Paine at The Last Ditch