I see that there are now copycat riots starting in Birmingham now. As I suspected, it is, for the majority of the country’s underclass, just an excuse for a lootfest .
Attackers smashed shop windows and stole property in Birmingham, north of London, police said on Monday, the first sign that riots that have gripped London in recent days have spread beyond Britain's capital.
"Several premises in the centre have been attacked with some shop windows smashed and property stolen in various locations," West Midlands police said in a statement.
What worries me is that some clown in Government may decide that the time is rife to enact the civil contingencies act.
f)prohibit, or enable the prohibition of, assemblies of specified kinds, at specified places or at specified times;
(g)prohibit, or enable the prohibition of, travel at specified times;
(h)prohibit, or enable the prohibition of, other specified activities;
(i)create an offence of—
(i)failing to comply with a provision of the regulations;
ii)failing to comply with a direction or order given or made under the regulations;(iii)obstructing a person in the performance of a function under or by virtue of the regulations;
(j)disapply or modify an enactment or a provision made under or by virtue of an enactment;
(k)require a person or body to act in performance of a function (whether the function is conferred by the regulations or otherwise and whether or not the regulations also make provision for remuneration or compensation);
(l)enable the Defence Council to authorise the deployment of Her Majesty’s armed forces;
(m)make provision (which may include conferring powers in relation to property) for facilitating any deployment of Her Majesty’s armed forces;
These riots give our politico’s carte blanche to use this pernicious law to stamp down on freedom of expression, and hence allowing total control of the population. Stalin would be proud.
I’m sure they are itching to use the act. Solves the problem of us the great unwashed getting uppity.
UPDATE. Video footage.