Quick answer to Sue Reid's latest question

'Eighteen years after an Act outlawing them... why are the devil dogs still killing our children?' asks Sue Reid in her latest Daily Mail masterpiece.  Well, I'll tell you.

It's because the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 was a rubbish, ill thought out piece of legislation that was hastily brought in to placate the tabloids, who had whipped up such a perfect moral panic that it's used in textbooks as a case study.  You know, the one that coined the term 'Devil Dogs' you're using in this new moral panic the tabloids are whipping up.  Now a question for you - is whipping up moral panics the best way to deal with problems?

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