I detest the Scum and all it stands for, but the front page today is strangely compelling. Added to the list should be such items that have slipped under the radar, such as the extra Â£40m allocated to Scottish prisoners in compensation for the indignity of slopping out, and the stabbing that happened on the outskirts of Edinburgh the other day. The antiterrorist operation is clearly unsustainable. I dread to think what would happen if the London scenes were replicated elsewhere in the UK and how the police would cope. So what the fcuk is happening? Why are our borders so porous that we can't check who goes in or out? Lets sort these out before blowing a few billion on useless ID cards. Why are scum allowed to rule the neighbourhood with impunity? Why our are city centres binge-drinking war zones? Why are our prisons overcrowded, yet our streets filled with scum? I read (before the racist axe murder and the bus stabbing) that another recent murder had been committed by a thug who had been released from 2 prison sentences! What is going on? The rank-and-file British police are probably the best-trained and finest in the world. Their organisation and political leadership is clearly lamentable. I would suggest as a first measure that control of policing is completely devolved to local authority level. This may involve a reorganisation of constabulary boundaries to match the local authority structure. Naturally some functions (antiterrorism, organised crime) would need to be centralised. Also, scrap the ridiculous community police support scheme and replace them with proper officers. This ongoing antiterrorism operation will have a damaging effect on crime fighting (as pointed out today) and there may be a role for the Armed Forces under MACP/MACA. A lot of cr@p is spouted (in the Torygraph letters pages) about how soldiers could be used as firearms experts, but this is clearly nonsense as the police training is extremely rigourous and designed for a specific purpose. Nevertheless, there may well be a role for soldiers (etc) in surveillance, patrol and C2 roles in order to free up police officers. The war on drugs is lost - if it ever was a war. All narcotics should be made available on prescription, as heroin originally was. This should be tied to an intrusive medical and police monitoring scheme, to ensure that mongs are not participating in criminal or antisocial activity, and that a rehabilitation regime is available. Child-care rights should be suspended for the duration of the prescription. This would establish a state monopoly on addiction and push out organised crime. Empty the prisons of pointless prisoners - fine-dodgers etc - and fill them to the brim with antisocial and violent criminals. Carrying a knife - 5 years. Assaulting someone - 10 years minimum. Murder - life ie. until death. Lock up or deport the racists who preach racial violence, jihad or whatever. The neo-Nazi throwing bricks is exactly the same as the militant fundamentalist preaching suicide bombings. I don't particularly care if they are out the country or banged up, as long as they are off the streets. No new offences (the stock response of this government that doesn't even enforce existing laws) are needed for this. Restore faith in democracy. If a MP lies to Parliament - they stand down. If a minister lies - they are sacked as a minister and MP and may face prosecution. If an official (eg civil servant) lies or abuses their office - they are sacked and may face prosecution. Strip them of their pension rights, except for a preserved pension based on the minimum wage. The Home Office and this government are guilty of unprecedented dereliction in presiding over a nation that is on the brink of anarchy. Where is the Opposition? They are stuck in a process of electing a leader that makes choosing a new Pope seem straightforward. David Davis has belatedly stuck his head above the parapet, but the shower of liars and incompetents in charge should be on the ropes over this.