We are staring at a possible panic over knife crime. This has become such a serious issue that it has even temporarily displaced Brexit in parliament.
They are talking abuot a ten year prison sentence for carrying a knofe.
I can only hope that the law as actually drafted, is not born of panic. I carry a knife; in my man bag, I have a pen knife with a one inch blade. In my car, a pen knife with a three inch blade. In my car tool kit, I have several tools, one of which is a multitool including a knife. And screwdrivers, of course, including one screwdriver which is several inches long. I would hate to be stabbed with a screwdriver.
So let's hope that the Ship of Fools, during their brief respite from voting on what sort of Brexit they don't want, are able to come up with a well-designed knife law.
Or maybe they'll only be able to decide that knife law they don't want.