Turn off your sound (fvcking autoplay…) Defence secretary Gavin Williamson says military ‘ready to respond’ to knife crime crisis
The UK armed forces “stand ready” to intervene in the knife crime epidemic, the defence secretary has said.
Gavin Williamson said military personnel “would always be ready to respond” to calls for help while the Ministry of Defence “always stands ready to help any government department”.
No request has yet been made, Mr Williamson said during a question-and-answer session on Tuesday night.
He added: “I know that the home secretary is looking very closely at how he can ensure that everything is done to tackle this problem at the moment.”
Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan Police commissioner, had said she would be willing to bring in troops to support her officers as they battle a spate of stabbings.
So, after making possession of pretty much any weapon for the purpose of personal defense illegal, after making it legally risky to actually defend yourself or someone else, even with nothing more than your fists, serious violent crime in the UK has risen to levels requiring ARMED MILITARY TROOPS ON THE GROUND.
This is my shocked face….