Life in Bromley, London and the UK at large after the riots of a month ago is getting back to normal — and interesting facts are coming out about the riots.
For example, the riots will cost £133m in policing and compensation for businesses hit by the violence. Also, 75% of the people who were charged for the theft, looting and general destruction had a previous criminal record. Thus, as originally thought, this was about opportunistic theft – shear criminality.
So I hope that the justice system continues to come down hard on those involved. As regardless of the underlining social issues, behaving in this sort of way should not and cannot be tolerated or excused.
Not now, not ever!