Today, David Cameron announced plans to crack down on extremism. Many of us were afraid that the conservatives would be too lenient on those who threaten our great nation, especially without the Lib Dems to give them teeth. Thankfully, the Tories are now targeting a growing section of society who have been ignored for far too long: law-abiders.
Cameron is set to tell the national security council later today “For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens: as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone.”
I for one am deeply troubled by the disturbing rise in law abiding citizens in recent times. There are law-abiders in our schools, secretly grooming our children into becoming law-abiders too. Crime rates have been falling steadily for 20 years, which has unwittingly given law-abiders the opportunity to flourish. Although the police have tried to clamp down on law-abiding, almost 98% of law-abiders have no further action taken against them (these figures are much lower amongst ethnic minorities).
Thankfully, the government has long set as an example of how to act like decent, non law-abiding citizens. Who can forget the glorious days of Thatcherism, where cabinet ministers covered up child abuse scandals and hampered inquests into stadium disasters? Young people who may be tempted towards extremist law-abiding should look to the abundance of sexual harassment, illegal spying, assault, perverting the course of justice, perjury and fraud, fraud, fraud within our government. With such a shining example at the top of the ladder, it’s hard to imagine why law-abidance is such a growing menace in our society today.