BBC News – Gordon Brown tells police to keep officers on the beat

In his speech to the Conservatives’ spring conference on Sunday, party leader David Cameron reiterated his claim that Britain is a “broken society”, citing family breakdown rates, violent crime statistics and teenage pregnancy rates.

But Mr Brown said: “We don’t tackle the fear of crime cultivating it, by claiming our society is broken… Sometimes as damaging as the fear of crime is the crime of fear.”

via BBC News – Gordon Brown tells police to keep officers on the beat.

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~ by Gary Austin on March 1, 2010.

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