I have a lot of sympathy for Damilola Taylor's father. He is no doubt doing marvellous work advising Gordon Brown on knife crime. However, today he has come up with an idea that smacks of Labour Nanny State interference - taxing violent video games.
Mr Taylor said: “I have young people who I mentor and I see them go up and buy the games and it saddens me that they are being able to have such a negative impact.”
Taxing these games will not save lives, it sounds too much like the abusive partner register that saw Jacqui Smith accused of gimmickry yesterday. What will save lives is police on the beat, zero tolerance of anti social behaviour, discipline in schools and a return to a moral society.
Oh, and bring back shame.