Thursday, August 11, 2011

Here's a strongly worded comment piece from the Guardian on the London riots. It will really be quite a tragedy if government genuinely can't see the role that spending cuts and social policy played on creating the perfect climate for these riots.
Are they so married to their dogma that they'd rather see the riots as a random outburst of criminality among their young citizens - which truly would be a frightening development - instead of the highly predictable, preventable outcome of poverty, disenfranchisement and the absence of hope that it actually was? Now that's sad. 


Anonymous said...

! S ! L ! U ! T ! W ! A ! L ! K !

Slutwalk reminds us that we are responsible for our actions - stating 'the bankers made me do it' does not cut it.

What was the UK's voter turnout in the last general election?

Anonymous said...

"If we don't want our young people to tear apart our communities then don't let people in power tear apart the values that hold our communities together." - Russell Brand, The Guardian