More protests today and more violence! It was planned to go wreck the LibDem building but I think the police were on the ball a little bit more in those areas. Probably a good thing. I think I'd only agree with it if Labour got their share as well
Hate to say it given that I'm supposed to actually preserve
the Queen's Peace, but I tend to agree. I'm glad I'm not part of the public order teams - I'd have trouble not wanting to cross the picket.
I tend to agree with most of your other sentiments, Tom.
These riots are a good thing. I'm sorry for the people who get hurt because no one has the right in reality to injury or try to kill someone else - but that's just human nature. One group try to shit on another group - violence ensures because humans hate tyranny. And rightly so! These riots shows an end to consensus in the UK. The politicians, media and police are doing all they can to try quash dissent in the UK and tell people what to think.
No, nobody has the right to hurt others or cause wanton destruction but unfortunately the government doesn't listen to peaceful protest. Ever. The last protest that made a difference was the 1984 poll tax riots. And that's because they basically turned parts of greater London into a warzone.
I'm so glad people flooded the Telegraphs email accounts with spam when they ran the "shop a student rioter" scheme on their website two weeks ago, in an attempt to bring it to a halt.
Rofl, our gaffers are forever telling us to shop student rioters.
It's disgusting how the media always takes side of the government/police unless they feel they can get a personal gain from it for their own individual organisations.
Are you joking? The media never
take the side of the police. Not ever. There is one group of people that the media love to hate more than us, and that's illegal mmigrants. Maybe gypsies too but even they are generally only on a par with us. Even those who live on benefits and have done for generations don't get the general hate that cops do. The photos might show the odd party van being trashed, but the text of the article will talk about how the nasty bobbies fought with those poor downtrodden scrotey rioters who were wreaking havoc.
There were riots in London again today, I think, but there were several peaceful protests all across the country, including Bristol, York and Sheffield that I know of for sure. I was down there outside Nick Clegg's office with a few hundred other students, and those of us in lectures today staged a walkout, which a lot of the lecturers joined in with. And I know that some of my old friends who are still at school back home got a petition together and took it to the local MP's office and had their own little walkout. Also, the National Teachers' Union declared an amnesty for all students or teachers who wanted to join in with the action. This really has the whole nation up in arms.
Amnesty? As if the NTU could really do anything to stop students from walking out. o_0 They might be able to clobber the teachers but the students could do what they bloody liked!
I'm impressed you were there Vortigern. Unfortunately I'm too much of a pussy to walk out of my school placement at the moment and head to London. Too concerned it might fuck up my placement and my form of income for the future will be cut. I guess that's how they control society fear and the monetary system.
He never said he went to London - just that he walked out of class. I would've too - day off! Fucking get in!
Cuts they need to make: War, Politicians bonuses, Excessive Policing and Surveillance, non-immigrants, the EU, bailing out failing banks/companies.
I agree with all except excessive policing. 144,000 bobbies is hardly excessive for a population of 63 million. Does one bobby for every 437 people seem excessive to you? If anything there should be more money spent on policing, but not necessarily solely to get more officers. Spend the money on getting rid of the paperwork and bureaucracy (saves money in the long term) and untie the bobbies' hands to allow them to do their bloody jobs. Get rid of the CPS so we can actually prosecute some of these bastards to make life better for the rest of the population. Make the judiciary actually dish out punishments, and make the punishments punishing enough.
Anyway, according to a recent calculation done here in the Netherlands, the whole immigration multi-culti bullshit costs the society 7,2 billion a year. Netto. The Netherlands is also relatively the greatest payer to the EU. Billions have been spent on trying to prevent Greece from going bankrupt. And at the same time the government raises the retirement age to 67 here, so the Greeks can retire happily at 50 with my tax money
Western Europe really must be the only place where the elected representatives of that nation's people care about and look after the interests of everyone but
the people of the nation that elected them.