Friday, August 12, 2011
Brendan O’Neill, editor of spiked online - as a follow up to this excellent article earlier in the week - has a great (IMHO) article today over at the Centre for Independent Studies.
"These are welfare-state riots - and it is a bit rich for those commentators who have been at the forefront of promoting insidious, patronising and spirit-killing welfarism in recent years to lay the blame for the riots at the doors of poverty or material desire." [Link]
Back to the first article and there is a very important point - especially with yesterday and today reports of rifts between the Police and the government - Brendan wrote "There is one more important part to this story: the reaction of the cops. Their inability to handle the riots effectively... ...demonstrates how far they have been paralysed in our era of the politics of victimhood, where virtually no police activity fails to get followed up by a complaint or a legal case."
Interesting possible solution from David Ruffley, the Conservative MP for Bury St Edmunds HERE: "Three steps that will transform our police" setting 'out how much money is wasted in the police budget and how the existing police numbers are badly used'. Hat-tip Conservative Home
The oncoming obrogation of the title? The altering of laws: the Beeb reports that the e-petition calling for rioters to lose their benefits has hit 100,000 signatures and become the first to be considered for a Commons debate and young offenders who took part in the rioting and looting that blighted Britain’s streets this week are walking free from court without facing significant penalties [DT]: something has to change.
Posted by Span Ows at 1:01 pm