Posts Tagged riots

Life After The London (UK) Riots

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 […]

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David Starkey = Racist Idiot

The senseless violence, looting, arson and rioting that happened in London and other parts of the UK last week is indefensible. And so it’s understandable that everyone including myself is trying to better understand the root causes of this savage behaviour. However, for the historian and broadcaster David Starkey to blame it on black culture and then equate black culture with gangsta culture is just beyond infuriating. Furthermore, David just shows himself to be a truly narrow-minded individual with the following incendiary statement: ‘A substantial section of the chavs have become black. The whites have become black. A particular sort […]

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Fighting Back

The additional police on the streets of London helped to calm and restore order last night. Heck, here in Bromley in was really quiet, almost too quiet. I found it a bit eerie. But hey, I’m not going to complain too much. I long for things to go back to the way they were, but thinking that won’t happen for some time. So I’m tired and still on edge. And if I’m being completely honest, I just want to run away – far, far away from here. Where exactly, I am not hundred per cent sure but the nomad in […]

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London Riots

What I didn’t mention in the Brixton Splash post is that late last night after the festival ended, there was rioting and looting in Brixton. Can’t say I’m all that surprised as there were lots of people drinking in the streets of Brixton when I left. So I’m sure it gave the criminal element in the neighbourhood a reason to come out and mingle amongst the festival goers with a view to causing disturbance late into the evening. Now today there are further skirmishes in Peckham and Lewisham which is getting a bit too close for comfort. Meaning when it […]

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