Home Secretary Jaqui Smith said in an interview in today's Sunday Times that she would be afraid to walk alone at night in the streets of many parts of London. As the paper put it isn't it about time she did something about this?
Mind you, considering how the Labour government have behaved towards the police, I imagine she would not be much more comfortable walking with only the company of her police bodyguards.
And not because I am suggesting that her police protection unit would ever be less than professional. The point is that most people would be embarrassed to be dependent on people who they have treated the way she has treated police officers. But perhaps like many New Labour politicians she is beyond embarrassment.