March 15, 2024 - 7:00pm

→ Keir Starmer and Rishi Sunak are two weaklings

“Weak” is the word voters are most likely to label both Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer, according to new polling from J.L Partners, which asked voters to provide the word they most associated with the two party leaders. Similarly, each also scored highly on “useless” and “untrustworthy’ — something of a problem when the main thing voters apparently look for in a PM, the poll claims, is “honesty”.

The group was also asked who would make a good leader for each party. Labour voters from 2019 plumped for Keir Starmer, fortunately. Less conveniently, 2019 Tory voters said that Boris Johnson would make the best leader. Other popular candidates included Barack Obama, Alan Sugar and Jeremy Clarkson. Perhaps Boris doesn’t sound so bad after all…

→ More violence on New York subway

Last week, progressives were in uproar about the New York Governor’s decision to send the National Guard into the city’s subways. “Militarizing the subway with the National Guard and suggesting a wholesale ban on individuals from accessing public transportation are dangerous misuses of resources which could be better spent addressing these issues at their root,” said one critic.

Those voices have been curiously quiet after footage emerged today of a man being shot in the head during an altercation with another passenger. NYPD eventually showed up on the scene, but it is yet another example of lawlessness on the subway. With transit crime on the rise this year, it’s no wonder that the Governor is taking radical steps to try and curb it. Just as there are no atheists in foxholes, it seems as though there are no defund-the-police activists in subways.

→ Toronto police teach residents how to make burgling easier

And on the subject of crime… Are you concerned about a rise in burglar break-ins in your neighbourhood? Well, there’s nothing to fear — Toronto Police are here. Amid a 25% rise in car thefts across the Greater Toronto area this year, police are now recommending that residents leave their key fobs near the front door so that burglars have easy access to them. Officials say that break-ins largely occur for the purpose of stealing cars, not other items, so granting easy access minimises the risk of further damage and theft.

As part of the new auto theft prevention strategy, police are also installing door stops at high-risk homes. But it remains unclear how one rather feeble-looking sheet of metal and bolt (see clip above) will prevent seasoned criminals from breaking in. It must be reassuring for Toronto residents that the next time a masked stranger slams down their front door, they will only be losing their car (and door).