London burns. The capital is shaken. The people of this great city are in fear. A tsunami of mindless violence and absolute destruction is on the rise. We can only sit and watch. What the hell is happening to our city?
Last night London assumed the form of a low-budget apocalypse movie set following a third day of thug related riots. Businesses were looted, cars were smashed, buildings were shrouded in flames and these hooded clowns were under some ridiculous delirium they were doing some moral good. Crime hotspots included Croydon, Clapham, Hackney and leafy Ealing.
…no one will be manning the football.
The FA has announced the friendly between England and Netherlands at Wembley has been cancelled because of these brutish morons. With the old bill facing the biggest test of their lives, no one will be manning the football. The fight is on the streets.
This is not about football. As a Londoner I can’t help but express the anger and disgust I felt watching the news coverage as these hooligans set bins and skips alight, as they threw petrol bombs into small shops and establishments and as they destroyed my fair city. The city I have loved and been proud to be a part of for a substantial part of my life.
…the strict riot police standoff just wont it cut it.
Who wants to come here for the 2012 Olympics now? As much as I appreciate our police force, the last three days they were lacking in manpower and authority – the strict riot police standoff just wont it cut it. If they can’t manage these reckless youths it’s going to be heavier challenge managing the Olympics crowd.
Also it was the busiest night for firefighters ever. They were rushed around the clock wiping out blazes all over the city including one of the oldest building in all of the UK- Reeves Furniture Store in Croydon.
…London has gone to hell in a handcart.
David Cameron decided the decimation of London was a good reason to cut his holiday short in Tuscany. The white knight returns to restore peace, after half of London has gone to hell in a handcart. They say he needs to get a grip of the situation. I think he needs to get a grip of what ‘s more important – a holiday in Italy or the duties we elected him to carry out including keeping the people of Britain safe from anarchy.
The PM said in a statement on tuesday morning “Those responsible will feel the full force of the law”. I would love to know Cameron’s contingency plans. He’s had his secret COBRA committee and all he’s said is he is going to extend the arms of the law, on the streets, from 6,000 to more than 16,000. But is this enough to take down these criminals?
…should I say “late night shopping”…
The storm is rising. Last night the violence escalated in Birmingham, Liverpool and Bristol as more opportunists found ten good reasons to get involved in the looting or should I say “late night shopping”- a new pair of nike trainers, a state-of-the-art iphone, £50 from the cash register at Subway!
There’s no dispute London is in a crisis and the rest of the UK is possibly next. People are scared. They want a drastic, robust response. Water Cannon, curfew and baton rounds have been the cry. The London Met are brilliant but they are overstretched, and they are uncertain about whether to use brute force in case of public condemnation. These thugs have no morals for the public wellbeing so I say use all methods of force at your disposal.
We are living in chaos…
We need action. Communities have been dismantled. We are living in chaos and our family and friends across this city and country are terrified. London needs to strike back against this epidemic of recklessness and lawlessness.