It does seem truly extraordinary that at the same time as questions hang over the shooting of Jermaine Baker by a police officer there are calls to relax the controls that exist on police use of firearms. Freeing up the police to shoot people more easily will not stop terrorism but make life more dangerous for everyone. It is high time a little rationality was introduced to the arming police debate and a little less of the wild rhetoric that surrounds the subject of terrorism. Real people's lives are at stake here.
- published Evening Standard - 24/12/2015