In a keynote speech on crime and broken communities today, Chris Grayling has highlighted the “decade of neglect” under Labour – a decade in which “violence in our society has become a norm and not an exception”.
I was present for this excellent speech as a representative of the Centre for Social Justice. I was struck that Chris Grayling showed heartfelt empathy with Great Britain’s victims of violent crime and a pragmatic resolve to help them.
Move over New Labour: you failed. It is our turn now.