Britain is ill; Violence is spreading.
Political reasons are not the only reasons why tensions are rising beyond safe limits. Violent attacks are becoming deadly serious and more vicious. When somebody decides to launch random attacks against individuals he never met before, against whom he has no personal grievances, we cannot expect to be safe wherever we go.
How can you prevent an unwarranted attack for which there is no clear motivation? The plain answer: You cannot. I believe that mental health issues are a major component of violent attacks in the United Kingdom. It is estimated following major research that one in ten teenagers suffer from some form of mental illness. Only a minute number of them are formally diagnosed and an even smaller number are actually treated before they reach a critical point.
Police Forces were recently given a go ahead to carry out more stop and search operations to try and deter people from carrying knives but the one who gets away is the one that commits the crime with lethal consequences.
We can deal with rational individuals that might listen and stop carrying knives. What about those suffering from mental illness? Will they be able to listen?