Piers Morgan blasted the Home Secretary as he insisted his department had failed to address the increase in violent crime across the United Kingdom. The Office of National Statistics last year recorded a six percent increase in crime committed with knives, with 31 people stabbed to death in London alone since the start of the year.
The Good Morning Britain presenter grilled Sajid Javid on his hopes to become the next leader of the UK while struggling to put an end to the crime epidemic gripping the country: "You’re also Home Secretary and right now, particularly in London, there are kids running riots, stabbing each other to death.
"There’s been five or six in the last week alone, another overnight. There’s a sense of lawlessness on the streets of our capital city and the buck, ultimately, stops with you, the Home Secretary, doesn’t it?
"What are you going to do to persuade people that you are the right person to lead the country if having prioritised dealing with knife crime and see the opposite happen – i.e. the numbers get worse, why should we believe you can lead the country?"
Mr Morgan continued: "The London Mayor says it’s not his problem, it’s all to do with police cuts, which were made predominantly by Theresa May when she was Home Secretary.
"You say, presumably, the same thing, ‘it’s not my fault.’ Whose fault is it?"
Sajid Javid insisted he remained committed to making sure violent crime numbers decrease as he admitted to having accepted he has "a responsibility" as Home Secretary to address the issue.
Mr Javid pledged he would put an extra 20,000 officers on the streets to help tackle the crime epidemic.
He said: "I take full responsibility for doing all I can throughout the country, including London – where we have seen this terrible rise in knife crime – to fight that.
"I have been Home Secretary for about a year and in that time I think I’ve done everything I can on all fronts. There’s no one single answer.
"I have said, very clearly, we need action from all fronts. It’s an issue of resources, and I have accepted there is an issue around police numbers."
This is the man that has put himself forward as the man to lead the nation? And we thought Amber Rudd and Treason May were incompetent. Javid has done next to nothing since become Home Secretary. Best leave him as Home Secretary. God forbid he gets the keys to No.10 Downing Street.