Thatcher's childrenIt's an odd thing the supposed Thatcherite crime wave which began about ten years before she came to power. Another strange thing is that despite 'unfettered individualism' being the cause of violent crime, it is the militantly anti-Thatcher Scotland which has the highest rates of violence, including murder, in the UK wheras the comparatively Thatcherphile England which has a very low murder rate.
The unfettered individualism which permeated British society in the 80s also fuels our violent gang culture.
Scotland has the second highest murder rate in western Europe and Scots are more than three times more likely to be murdered than people in England and Wales, according to a study by the World Health Organisation.
The study, based on the latest crime figures from 21 western European countries, finds that only Finland has a higher murder rate than Scotland.