I sit this morning unable to work properly because of the terrible pictures I have seen in Hackney, my home town.
The gratuitous violence and disorder has absolutely nothing to do with the cuts and everything to do with 13 years of liberalism, and thinking it's fine for families to not have fathers, live on benefits and generally made to feel they are useless by a nanny state. It has been a disempowering period in the history of the uk.
I was born in Hackney and I would love this lot to have experienced what having nothing to do really meant. In the 60's there was real poverty. My parents made huge sacrifices to get us out of the east of London because it was bleak. But we never saw anything like this because there was respect for the police and each other. I saw the beginnings of a multi cultural community and it never even occurred to us, to not have respect for each others lives, properties and faith. I cannot and will not excuse the behaviour of selfish criminals. Winners in life do not blame everyone and everything around them. They make the changes necessary. If we are to have a discussion about this, the morons on the left who are excusing this behaviour need to have a good look at themselves for they are subconsciously giving the green light for another night of shame.
My distress at seeing the good citizens of my home town terrorised by this bunch of violent criminals will not abate until they are locked up. I am open minded about how they deal with the riots as I see all views but I will truly be disgusted if the leaders are not put away for several years to reflect on their lives. And when they come out their benefits should include a deduction for pay back of damage.