‘A road blocked off by a fire on bonfire night?‘ That and a few similar, one night, events in two or three other parts of Scotland and we have a violent crime wave and sick society?
There were 12 arrests across the whole country, out of 5.44 million souls.
The Daily Record found a death to report… in West Yorkshire.
It happened for one night.
A violent crime wave? Rubbish. See this:
“Overall reported violent crime was up 12.8% year on year (13,951 to 15,743 from 2020/1 to 2021/2), but down 2.1% on the five-year average.” Note a one-year variation is not statistically meaningful. Trends can only reliably be detected over periods of at least 5 years. The trend is down!https://www.scotland.police.uk/what-s-happening/news/2021/august/policing-needs-of-communities-increasing-as-covid-restrictions-ease/#:~:text=Overall%20reported%20violent%20crime%20was,on%20the%20five%2Dyear%20average
I gather that Neil Mackay was raised in The Troubles, in N Ireland. Has that affected his grasp of reality and his writing? See these:
To read and wonder at these dark fantasies and more: https://talkingupscotlandtwo.com/?s=Neil+Mackay