Violent games encourage knife crime, says Boris Johnson

By Patrick Garratt
20 June 2008 13:31 GMT

Newly elected London mayor Boris Johnson has claimed that violent games are partly to blame for people stabbing each other.

“We must show young people that knives are not cool, and for that we need positive role models,” he said, writing in thelondonpaper.

“I want to counteract the damaging influences drug-addled celebrities and violent video games and the lure of the life in the gang by providing opportunities.”

Boris: you’re a moron. Shut up.

Thanks, MCV.

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