Not such a bright idea

What do you think of this idea of turning street lights off after midnight? I couldn’t believe it when I first read the reports in the paper. Some green specialist announces it will save us a load of energy and that’s that. All sense of proportion flies out of the window.

What about balancing that saving up against the fact that more and more people are scared to walk down the street at night with the lights on? It seems like every day those same papers are reporting on gangs of youths getting high on cheap booze and cannabis and beating up innocent people, sometimes even killing them. What about all these shocking shootings of teenagers? What about the fact that the police are too busy filling in paperwork to meet government targets to actually be out on the streets patrolling? And someone actually thinks it would be a good idea to plunge us all into complete darkness? It beggars belief.