THE conviction of Met police officer Wayne Couzens for the horrific murder of Sarah Everard needs to be a turning point for Britain.
Only last week Home Secretary Priti Patel ordered an inquiry into the failings in the force which allowed Couzens to commit his monstrous crime.
But the systemic weaknesses that enable predators are more widespread.
Now we discover that online giants Amazon and eBay are selling fake police warrant holders chillingly similar to the genuine one that evil Couzens used to lure Sarah into his car.
Fake cop handcuffs, jackets, tactical vests, belts and even a real Met Police lanyard are also sold, no questions asked, for next to nothing online.
It doesn’t take much imagination to work out how these could be used by other fiends.
In fact only last week a man was jailed for using a fake cop lanyard to approach a woman.
Nottinghamshire’s ex-Chief Constable Sue Fish says: “It makes me sick there are tools so easily available which allow people to do what Wayne Couzens did.”
She is spot on. Sites must be ordered to take this paraphernalia down and the vile trade must be outlawed immediately.
Over to you, Priti.
Supply and demands
BORIS Johnson argues the supply crisis is the fault of the market, not the state.
But the PM needs to realise that one thing stopping many Brits taking up vital supply jobs is precisely down to the state: the benefit system’s failure to make work pay properly, especially in the critical period when people begin employment.
As we reveal on this page, some claimants caught in a benefit trap find doing a low-paid job makes little sense when they take into account the allowances they lose.
Universal Credit was set up to solve this problem, yet it is still very much with us.
If the PM wants to make sure crucial jobs don’t go unfilled, he needs to ensure work really does pay.
NO POLITICIAN did more than former vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi in the battle to protect Brits from Covid.
So when he speaks, we should pay heed.
Urging all footballers to get jabbed, the top Tory backed Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who said those who refuse are as irresponsible as drink-drivers.
Our footie stars are role models to millions of unprotected youngsters.
So they need to ignore the conspiracy loons — and get jabbed now.