London Riots 2011

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The UK Riots: A Simple Case of Jealousy and the Problems of Democracy

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The recent UK riots in no way can be justified. Indeed, those who seem to be justifying are left leaning ‘experts’ or so called liberals. What the riots have made apparent is this way of thinking needs to stop. Indeed, if we continue on this path then it may be the case that scum in society may get away, literally, with murder.

The riots were not disaffected young people trying to Continue reading

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The war of the flea: the riots and our government’s response.

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We must be cautious in how we respond to the riots

Listening to Theresa May’s proposal that the police should be provided with powers to implement a curfew across an area in the case of civil disobedience brought to mind an extract from Robert Taber’s excellent The War of The Flea. Taber’s argues that in response to terrorism, sabotage and insurrection in a guerrilla war “it will be a remarkable government that will not be driven to stern repressive measures – curfews, the suspension of civil liberties, a ban on popular assembly, illegal acts that can only deepen popular opposition, creating a vicious Continue reading

Crime in Britain is aided by the liberal-left. As is crime in Gotham City.

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Gotham City, it could be London

The suburbs surrounding Gotham City are populated with wealthy, well-intentioned, well-educated people who make excuses for the criminals in Gotham City. Christian Walker describes the parallels between Batman and Britain and tells us exactly how the liberal-left created the conditions for the August Riots.

One of my favourite comic books is ‘The Dark Knight Returns’, by Frank Miller. It is considered (one of the) blueprints for much of the grittier, harder-edged comic book adaptions you now see at the Continue reading

Locking up the solution: youth justice following the riots

Youth Justice?

Youth Justice?

The government are pressurising courts to deal harshly with those involved in the August Riots. This is a populist move that is unhelpful to youth justice. When it comes to our criminal youth, we need better community service schemes, rehabilitation and restoration, argues Olivia Jackson. 

As the dust settles after the riots and the magistrates and judges work overtime to process the sudden surge in defendants, the headlines detailing who received which sentence for what crime are rife, as are the arguments in favour of harsh punitive measures, lenient treatment, more understanding, less understanding and so on. The Ministry of Justice tells us that the prison Continue reading

The English riots – Why do we make excuses for them?

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riots, riots, riots, excuses, excuses, excuses

After the riots, all we hear are excuses. In this excoriating attack against our excuse-culture, Christopher Wheeler tells us what really is wrong with our society.

The Riots in England last week were a disgrace and reflected badly on not just the image of the United Kingdom but also the society we live in.  However, we must forget that the looters and rioters involved were totally to blame for their actions and it is a sickening sight to see people trying to excuse the inexcusable. Continue reading

Miliband and Cameron’s response to the London riots diverges

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Ed Miliband can capitalise on the riots

David Cameron has placed the Britain’s broken society back at the top of his agenda. The riots will now probably prove the defining point of this parliament. Will it be Cameron or Ed Miliband who capitalise on the violence that has swept the country? Harry Raffal enquires. 

In the fallout from the riots that rocked London and spread north through England, David Cameron has adopted a hard-line stance Continue reading

Cameron wipes the slate clean: Fixing Broken Britain?

David Cameron at a youth centre

David Cameron at a youth centre

Following a troubled week of riots across London and other major cities in England the Prime Minister has announced that every government policy will be under review to make sure that they can fix a “broken society.” But how will these changes in Government policy actually be implemented? William Sharman investigates.

David Cameron has promised today that tackling the “broken society,” will be top of the agenda and that he will speed up plans to improve Continue reading

The Right needs better spokesmen than David Starkey

David Starkey

David Starkey

The outspoken Dr David Starkey is in trouble for his analysis of black culture which he made on the BBC in response to the August Riots. A.P. Schrader tells us where he went wrong.

It seems that famed Right-wing telly historian David Starkey has landed himself in hot water. At least, if the lefty liberal ‘Twitterati’ are to be believed. You would be forgiven for thinking that Dr Continue reading

The riots serve to highlight the madness of Red Ken

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Red Ken: Mad as a hatter

Of all the tripe talked about the riots, there is no tripe ranker than that talked by Red Ken Livingstone. His attempts to blame the Conservatives and the cuts show either a cynical has-been resorting to cheap politics or a man increasingly detached from reality. Ellis Wiggins reports.

Many words have been written and many hours have been filled with commentary on the riots which seized the country over the last few days, with analysis of how this situation can be resolved, how it can be prevented from happening again, and why on earth David Cameron had the audacity to take a holiday. Amongst it all, chattering away on every news outlet he could find, lurked a creature of the Left we had long since thought we had finally put to bed. Continue reading

A review of the August riots

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London Calling by Andrew Hamilton-Thomas

The August riots have died out and the streets have returned to calm. Politics On Toast’s contributors came out unanimously in opposition to the rioters. No  sociological thinking was professed, no excuse making: The rioters were to blame. However, there was still contention within the ranks. Here is a review of Politics On Toast’s opinions: 

Claire Porthouse was first to report on the August Riots when they were concentrated in the Tottenham area, immediately following the killing of Mark Duggan. In What The Tottenham Riots Have Shown Us Porthouse argued that the police were right to shoot dead Mark Duggan and that the looters and rioters were in the wrong both legally and morally. With some quarters of the British public liable to uncivilised mayhem, she says that we need a strong police force more than ever. Continue reading

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