Despite their rampant hoplophobia, one thing the Brits get right is their holding of political figures to account. Most famously, the Prime Minister regularly stands in front of the House of Commons and faces pointed questioning and more than a little heckling from the assembled Parliamentarians. Similarly, the British press does a much better job of sinking their teeth into politicians of all stripes as is exhibited in this grilling of London Mayor Sadiq Khan over the out of control violence in the capital. Especially since he made fixing the situation a cornerstone of his campaign.
LBC’s James O’Brien grilled the London mayor after a high number of teenagers were killed as a result of knife crime in 2017, despite it being one of Mr Khan’s biggest election pledges.
Mr O’Brien blasted the Labour politician. He said: “It’s the biggest number of teenagers killed since 2008 and it happened under your watch and this was a campaigning pledge.”
Mr O’Brien called the London mayor’s failure to tackle knife crime as “politically and personally disastrous” and called it “disgraceful”.
He said: “There’s no spinning it. There’s no getting out of it.
I obviously feel terribly for the families of innocent stabbing victims. That said, I am no fan of Khan’s public positions on a host of issues, and enjoyed watching him squirm a bit.
Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.