That is true however gun ownership was very low before any "ban". The way these gun nuts talk you'd think most Brits were heavily armed before Dunblane gave the evil socialists the opportunity to ban all weapons. Our city centres are full of alcohol-fueled violent lunatics and these idiots think we should give them lethal weapons too.
The BCS is not the police. Now fuck off.
That's why Microsoft is an insignificant little software company and Commodore is a titan. That's why the Dreamcast is the best selling console of all time and why Britney Spears never had any hits. People don't buy things because they're actually good, they buy them for a multitude of reasons, quality being fairly low down on the list when compared to clever marketing, no other realistic option etc etc.
You mean that well-known eco activist George W Bush?
Depends which European countries you're talking about since there are many and there has been a great deal of mass immigration to the richer countries in the last 60 years. The problem of violent crime in Europe is fairly well concentrated in the bad areas too so your argument falls down. I tell you what let's pretend that the US has no crime then you can say that Europe is more violent than the US.
You mean this from 5 years ago?
In a supplement to its quarterly crime figures, the Home Office said that 13 forces had for years been under-reporting the number of cases of Grievous Bodily Harm with intent.
The Home Office said that while the crime "should be recorded where there is an intention to commit GBH", some forces had in many cases not recorded under this heading unless GBH had been actually sustained."
It attributed two-thirds of a 26 per cent rise in GBH with intent, and much of the dramatic increase in the most serious crimes, to the fact that this had now been put right.
Until you take away the crimes of the inner city subcultures from Europe then they go up again. You think Europe doesn't have ultra-violent ghettoes and a drugs problem? You need to get out more.
Switzerland is one of the most socialist countries on earth. I don't think you'd like it.
When were guns banned in the UK? No-one's told all the people who own them legally then.
Does that mean we can leave out all our ultra-violent neighbourhoods too? European countries are vastly more homogenous? Based on what evidence? You don't have a fucking clue do you?
The law they are being prosecuted under is the 1986 Public Order Act put into law by the government of that famous leftie Margaret Thatcher.
Another thing blamed on the left which was actually put in by Thatcher / Major. Like speed cameras and free movement of people in the EU.
Has it been used as a replacement for 'use' by buzzword-spouting marketdroids for that long?
Depends on what you're waiting for. When I injured my shoulder I had it xrayed the next day to ensure there was nothing really serious. To get an ultrasound to check the soft tissue it was 3 weeks. I can see my own doctor within two days or any doctor at the same practice the next day.
The benefits they were talking about stripping from identified rioters were unemployment benefit and housing benefit which has nothing to do with healthcare. Those benefits have never been automatic. In any case it didn't actually happen so I'm not sure where you're going with that. Your insurance companies can in reality refuse to provide care even if the customer has paid them.
I also have the option of paying for an insurance plan if I want to so that I can get faster treatment than that provided by the state. However when I was poor I was incredibly grateful that when I got sick I was allowed to get better and now I'm better off I am still happy to pay for other people's care.