Boris Johnson attacking Chris Grayling for comparing crime levels in London to The Wire:
“Someone the other day compared London with Baltimore, absolute nonsense. You know, this programme, The Wire in Baltimore.“There are 35 murders per 100,000 in Baltimore, there are approximately three murders per 100,000 in London. It is far, far more dangerous in Baltimore than it is in London, especially for gun crime.”
He's absolutely right of course. London is a relatively safe city, and remains so despite the recent rise in gun crimes.
By speaking as he did, Grayling was committing the worst kind of political scaremongering, deliberately exploiting fears in order to win a few more votes.