Last Thursday, a debate on serious youth violence was held in the main chamber of the House of Commons during which I gave a speech. In London alone, more than 40 young people aged between 13 and 24 have lost their lives to this violence this year, yet fewer than 40 MPs were present for this important debate. One of the reasons I am so opposed to our exit from the European Union is because we were told it will solve all of this country’s problems. The bloodshed on the streets and estates of my constituency in Lambeth is a terrible tragedy – not any ordinary problem – and I can tell you that leaving the EU will do absolutely nothing to help stop it. In fact, valuable time and resources which should be focused on an issue like this is instead being consumed with Brexit as the poor attendance in the Commons illustrated. Brexit is taking up all of Whitehall and Parliament’s bandwidth, such that there is not enough time left to devote to the real problems the UK faces. Meanwhile in Brussels, at the EU Council gathering, Theresa May was filmed rowing with the President of the EU Commission, Jean-Claude Junker,… Read full this story
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