Hot air and cold blood

Following a spate of five murders in six days, crime was catapulted back to the top of the political agenda last week.

16th December, 2006

Following a spate of five murders in six days, crime was catapulted back to the top of the political agenda last week.

The crime wave galvanised the opposition and wiped the grins off the faces of government ministers still preening themselves over buoyant opinion polls and a giveaway budget.

Ministers recognise that crime is a political issue of potential lethal toxicity for them.

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