Gordon Brown discovers crime-free utopia in Brockley

Prime Ministers used to disappear to the USA whenever they were in the political doldrums. In a clear sign that the geopolitical balance of power has shifted on its axis, Gordon Brown chose to visit Brockley to begin his political fightback.

We've been dreading the prospect of Brockley hitting the headlines in relation to knife crime. Peckham, New Cross and Lee are just a few of our neighbours that have witnessed horrific deaths recently. It will only take one incident for anonymous posters to creep out of the woodwork and pronounce the Brockley dream dead. Brockley had bad people in it ten years ago, they will say, therefore there must be bad people here now and forever more. The world will never get better, according to some.

So it's with great delight that Brockley's first headline-grabbing foray in to the knife crime debate was a visit by the PM to a "The Reparation Project", an initiative that works with young offenders to encourage them to consider alternatives to stabbing each other.

You can see a short video of the project here.

If you have had any involvement with the project, we'd love to hear from you.