August 27, 2018

Bradford, UK: A city with a big heart — and massive problems with drugs and rape gangs, too

Katie HopkinsShillman Fellow

When I started tweeting from Bradford, the BBC actually demanded to know what I was doing there!

I told them I was here to speak to real people in a brilliant country I know called the "rest of the UK."

And the truths of these people largely unrepresented in the press and in Parliament.

What I found were ghettoized communities divided by race or religion. I heard stories of optimism, but I also realized that this once proud industrial hub now has one leading "business": Drugs. 

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commented 2018-08-31 21:02:37 -0400
All women in Burkas and all men with bushy beards. Definitely NO individuality allowed in Islam and that is just one of the reasons why they are so backward and stagnant.
commented 2018-08-31 14:10:17 -0400
Where are the drugs coming from and who is supplying?
Pakistan is a well known grower of poppy and hashish. Maybe coming from there? After all there are good connections here with there. The British used opium in China supplied from India during the colonial days. Maybe the Islamists have cottoned onto using it as a means of turning UK into part of their Caliphate. Far fetched? I don’t think so.. Don’t let that smile fool you. .
commented 2018-08-28 17:04:32 -0400
James Roberts my apologies for misunderstanding your intent. I will still disagree on the cost issue , i have lost friends to addiction and if the crack was cheaper they would have just used more of it. From a Marijuana point of view i agree, but when it comes to hard drugs it will make no difference.
commented 2018-08-28 14:02:14 -0400
@Alberta;

You are correct when you say government never runs things well. Legalizing is it the same as me saying “let the government run things”. I don’t want the government to run it. Because that is why the taxes are so high. The only thing the government should do is legalize, place a small tax and ban the use in public places, same as alcohol.

Safe injection sites don’t work. I know this, and so do you. They are required because because drugs are illegal, too expensive causing the users to be homeless and in and out of prison over and over again for drug use. Once you have that record, future employment becomes nearly impossible. This then removes further incentive to get off drugs as there isn’t much to live for. While unemployed, there is no income, so they need to then commit crimes to support their habit. You don’t need studies to see how this cycle progresses.

The only part the government should be involved with is the decriminalization, application of a small tax and regulation of age of use, prohibit use in public spaces, and regulating quality of drugs to ensure dangerous cutting agents aren’t used.

Aside from that, they should have nothing to do with it at all. Privatization leads to competition, and competition leads to lower prices. Free market and liberty are always the answer. Never laws, never government. Free market ensures prices are lower than the black market, as drugs are wayyyy over priced in both a black market and a government run market.

You make valid points, but you made them without understanding my position. I don’t want the government running anything. They are just there to referee and ensure the products are safe.

Aside from that, you treat it like alcohol or tobacco. You don’t get loaded on the street and you don’t sell to minors. If he free market is allowed to do its job, drugs will be cheaper than black market prices, which starves the black market. You don’t allow junkies to shoot up in the street and get rid of safe injection sites.

I could go on and on, but hopefully you understand my position. And I’m sorry, but the issues with prohibition are overwhelmingly well documented from countless sources. It was an absolute disaster in every way. Crime, underground markets, murder, you name it. Anytime you try and ban things, it never ends well. When you tell people they can’t do something, they naturally want to do it.
commented 2018-08-28 01:36:36 -0400
James Roberts many studies say otherwise. And the safe injection sites have not made things better. You do realize lots of people in Colorado buy their weed from street dealers as the taxed prices are way too damn high. Also governments never run things well at all.
commented 2018-08-28 01:24:21 -0400
“That will never change no matter how many laws there are. "
So then James Roberts, how does that help the problems for Bradford youth, brought in by the worst elements of Islam? What does legalized heroin mean for example? The government buys it direct from terrorists, taxes it and then allows Muslims to use it to lure underprivileged youth into sex slavery? What’s the difference?

How does legalization reduce crime and addiction exactly? You think crooks won’t still work through their suppliers? How will less people be addicted? Please educate me. Maybe it is not a bad idea if you are an importer and now have a government contract(and the government can collect taxes) but the end result for the addict is the same, no? I have heard this line before, but….. the end user still gets fcked. Unscrupulous Muslim men still enslave young British girls using drugs as a lure.
commented 2018-08-28 00:06:24 -0400
@Albert: I don’t deny for a single second that the big issue for Europe is importing a bunch of 3rd world, low IQ, low skilled muzzies. It is the biggest problem they face.

That being said, I was referring to drugs in my post. Legalizing drugs does in fact reduce crime and addiction. It does improve the quality of the drugs and does reduce the black market. Does it get rid of it entirely? No, of course not. But a black market has zero oversight or regulation.

See Portugal or the countless studies that have been done on this topic. Liberty always makes things better. Look how prohibition worked… It was a disaster. The government doesn’t own our bodies and has no right to tell people what to put in them. People spend billions of dollars a year on getting trashed. That will never change no matter how many laws there are. Liberty and free market are always the answer.
commented 2018-08-27 22:19:12 -0400
Cultural enrichment !
commented 2018-08-27 20:07:32 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 35,910 Attacks, 232,727 Killed, 312,458 Injured that we know of

One new attack to report since yesterday with two killed.
commented 2018-08-27 19:51:37 -0400
Its pretty clear that these young men prey on young girls in these towns. As Katie points out drugs are the bait. A young kid who lacks self esteem, and is at an awkward age are targets for these gangs. That heroin is being smuggled from the middle east. The UK has been poisoned by political Islam and all it brings with it. Drugs and grooming gangs seem to come along with it and these middle class working towns take the brunt. It is a catastrophy, and a few generations old in Britain already..
commented 2018-08-27 19:42:37 -0400
Political Islam will destroy these western countries, they want to obliterate our ways and replace them with theirs. Not all, but political Islamists like the man with the beard talking about the burka-ed women, would have no compunction about it. He is a perfect example of what you do not want in an immigrant. The shop lady from Pakistan on the other hand wants to be a part of the fabric and is what any country would want in an immigrant.

Our immigration minister would and does call that racist. He has a problem with Canadians who want to protect their ‘Canadian-ness’. You can’t really blame him. Since we brought him into our country from Somalia as an adolescent I believe, we have probably handed everything to him and given him the impression that he was more special than the rest of us. Canada has been a little too generous, and he is a perfect example of it. There seems to be a arrogance and attitude of contempt Canadians think is uncalled for.
commented 2018-08-27 18:56:21 -0400
To all real Canadians, look at the UK, look at the EU… What you see is the result of what has just started to happen here in Canada. The UK population is so messed up, it is probably past the point of no return. If, as Canadians we act now, there is a small chance that we may save ourselves but we need to act quickly and with severe will.

Wake up Lads, time to pull our longest finger out and to start using our trigger finger….On a Trigger. Violence is fast becoming a necessity.
commented 2018-08-27 18:11:01 -0400
James Roberts your claim must mean that those crimes were being committed at a similar rate before the mass influx of these migrants! WRONG!
commented 2018-08-27 18:05:41 -0400
James Roberts there is a huge black market for booze and smokes.
commented 2018-08-27 18:04:49 -0400
James Roberts taxes make them way to expensive. Controlling is not Legalizing.
commented 2018-08-27 17:18:32 -0400
@Fraser. Sorry but you are wrong. The reason drugs and gangs are a problem is because drugs are illegal. All drugs should be legalized and controlled and taxed. This eliminates the black market. It eliminates drugs being cut with dangerous agents like fentynol. It prevents it being sold to underage kids at schools. It reduces drug addicts and a host of other crimes.

Absolutely every place they have legalized drugs, there is less addicts, and less crime. Prohibition of anything has never worked. Not once. It always has the opposite effect. The war on drugs is the dumbest idea ever conceived and hasn’t done anything BUT create crime and a black market and an addiction culture.
commented 2018-08-27 16:25:03 -0400
DO YOU WANT TO END THE DRUG GANGS DO WHAT THEY DO IN OTHER COUNTRIES ….. IF YOUR CAUGHT WITH DRUGS ON YOUYOU WILL HAVE THIS SIGN ON. I USED DRUGS DO YOU WANT TO HANG FROM THE LAMP POST LIKE ME.
CAUGHT WITH DRUGS SHOT ON THE SPOT AND HUNG WITH THE ABOVE SIGN. THAT MAY NOT STOP ALL DRUGS BUT IT WILL CUT DOWN THE USE OF DRUGS.
what say you.