Just been reading a summary of today's papers' main stories and I just can't believe (or maybe I can) how many have tried to blame the govt for this horrific crime. Isn't it enough that the poor girl's family have got this to cope with, let alone see her 'story' all over the papers and to top it all, so many of them with headlines like 'So crime is down is it Mr Blair?' with pictures of her.
What the fck has this got to do with the govt's record on crime? Does anyone seriously believe the papers that if Michael Howard or Charles Kennedy were in charge this would not have happened??!!
How can anyone prevent a deranged lunatic like this man obviously must be from committing a random and seemingly motiveless attack like this?
Do all potential killers and rapists sit at home watching the election specials thinking 'right, if Howard gets in I won't bother going out committing crimes any more'.
It's dreadfully tragic.
But we have to remember that crimes like this are extremely rare. It's a very unfortunate case of 'wrong place wrong time': a vulnerable victim taken advantage of by an opportunist maniac.
I'm glad whn I read of this case and PC Oakes' family that they clearly find comfort from their faith. I wish I could believe I'd be as forgiving towards the criminal (in PC Oakes' case) and loving towards God if this happened to my family.