IT IS vital that the public trusts the police to keep them safe.
But the stark message of our poll today is that victims of crime feel woefully let down.
Most said they had been treated with indifference or worse by officers after reporting an offence.
And half said senior police were more concerned about their public image than catching crooks.
Brits want cops to focus on gang violence, sexual assault and burglary, not on woke hate speech or online trolling.
Law-abiding citizens are fed up with seeing officers dancing with eco extremists while nuts-and-bolts policing goes by the board.
So we hope Boris Johnson’s new blitz on crime will boost confidence in the justice system.
Our poll shows Brits overwhelmingly back his tough stance, which will give victims a much greater crack of the whip.
Six in ten, par example, want thugs to be shamed by having to wear high-vis jackets during community service.
But we have heard similar political rhetoric before and the plod have still lost the plot.
The Prime Minister must ensure this crackdown is more than empty words.
He must dismantle the politically correct culture that pervades some forces and ensure they change their priorities.
Voters will not forgive him if his tough talk proves toothless.
Send back smugglers
BRITAIN rightly expects its European neighbours to help fight the evil gangs that smuggle migrants over the Channel.
But when these countries step up to the plate and convict these monsters, it is our legal system that fails.
Dozens of Albanian gangsters living in Britain should be banged up in Belgium, France or Germany after being found guilty of horrific crimes there — or at least should be facing trial in their courts.
But many are still here years later after exploiting lengthy extradition loopholes.
It beggars belief that these crooks can make such a mockery of our courts.
We must sort out our own backyard before demanding other countries do more.
If we can’t extradite these ringleaders, how will we turn back the tide of human misery?
All the best, Carrie
WE wish Carrie Johnson well with her new pregnancy.
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The news was tinged with sadness as the PM’s wife revealed it follows her miscarriage at the beginning of the year.
Like all couples who suffer such heartbreak, Boris and Carrie deserve every chance of happiness with their new baby.