Police have given up on shoplifting – we need much tougher punishments to crack down on crime

Anarchy in stores

What a scandalous failure by the police that stores are now having to spend ruinous sums of money to protect their staff and goods from the shoplifting tsunami.

Our sympathies go out to the workers who are on the heels of the often violent thugs who loot retailers with impunity.

The police have simply given up and don't show up at most shoplifting cases


The police have simply given up and don’t show up at most shoplifting casesPhoto credit: Alamy

They’re a mix of dim-witted TikTok gangs and immoral opportunistic criminals who act as if the cost of living crisis gives them a license to steal.

Their real incentive is knowing that if the worst happens, they will receive a fixed sentence.

That’s why chains are distributing body cameras to their employees, hiring additional security guards and locking up more and more products.

But where are the police?

Met boss Mark Rowley says increasing paperwork is holding them back.

But the police simply gave up. In most shoplifting cases, they don’t show up.

And guess what? It’s out of control.

We need much harsher punishments and orders from police and courts to crack down.

Or we can watch helplessly as our main streets are ravaged by crime, like in America’s most liberal cities.

Red Rayner

ANGELA Rayner’s promises to unions should terrify anyone concerned about the economy and fed up with strikes slowing it down.

And they should send a shiver down the spines of all the business bosses who credulously swallowed Keir Starmer’s promise to lead a moderate government.

It took Maggie Thatcher years to castrate the Marxist tyrants and revive our economy after the dismal 1970s.

Rayner would take us back there in 100 days.

It would empower the Brethren to call more strikes – with new minority voter turnouts – bringing entire sectors to a standstill, while at the same time causing maximum damage by abolishing the “minimum services” guaranteed to the public by the Tories.

She dresses this up as a workers’ rights revolution. Garbage.

It is a massive revenge by Labor on its public sector union donors. . . at the expense of everyone else.

Supreme sloth

ILLEGAL migration is one of voters’ biggest concerns.

The government’s fate may depend on its single promise to stop the small boats.

And that depends on the legality of Rwanda deterrence – the only serious policy that either main party is proposing.

One might think that this decision could not be more urgent for the Supreme Court.

But the judges last met in July.

They won’t be sitting until October now. Why?

Our country seems paralyzed.

Nothing is being built.

The public service is unruly, partisan and broken.

Our police cannot be disturbed.

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And the Supreme Court, tasked with a ruling that is almost unrivaled in its scope, is allowing itself two comfortable months.

What a farce.


PaulLeBlanc is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. PaulLeBlanc joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: paulleblanc@dailynationtoday.com.

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