In an extraordinarily ill-judged tweet, the London Assembly’s official Twitter account has suggested that the weather is to blame for gun, knife and acid attacks in the capital.
With violent crime surging and Mayor Sadiq Khan’s response having been lacklustre to say the least, the tweet has received a huge backlash.
Could hot weather be behind the Bank Holiday violent crime wave? https://t.co/gWfm4ZD29u
— London Assembly (@LondonAssembly) May 9, 2018
Instead of focusing on getting tough on crime, it is incredibly worrying that the Assembly would even entertain such a ridiculous idea.
Many tweeted their disbelief.
A Contender for the stupidest headline ever.
— Ian Von Essence ️ (@IanFaceman1976) May 9, 2018
Could the moon be made of cheese
Seriously get a a grip of reality
— Chaos (@WilliamsChaos) May 9, 2018
London Assembly Member Peter Whittle was equally disgusted with the suggestion that weather is to blame for horrific violence on the streets of London.
As a @LondonAssembly member, I disassociate myself from this rubbish.
It shouldn’t need pointing out that murder after murder has happened throughout the nastiest coldest months of winter. https://t.co/woGiuaUcVy
— Peter Whittle AM (@prwhittle) May 10, 2018
Britain needs politicians pushing for more police on the street and harsher police sentences, not deluded conspiracies about the weather. What an insult.