Tag Archives: london riots

Waste: a parable

As you may recall, I promised — while in London on other business — to cover this trial. I was thwarted in this aim, although not only because the hearing set down for September 5 was a committal, not a trial. In the end, I was thwarted in covering the committal, too, and thereby hangs […]

The Blair B*tch Project

Tony Blair today attacked claims that this summer’s riots were fuelled by “moral decline” and warned that talk of a broken society risked damaging Britain’s reputation. In a rare intervention into domestic politics, the former Prime Minister issued a stark warning that ”muddle-headed analysis” of the recent riots by left and right-wing politicians was in […]

Panic on the Streets of London

And that’s just the Mayor… I was watching the TV news in the Canadian town of Calgary last night as I waited to catch a plane, and as the images of a blazing London filled the screen I felt a series of emotions. I felt a sickening sense of incredulity that this could really be […]

Dishonesty, looting and theft

This post is inspired by a comment of Dave Bath’s on DEM’s cartoon about the London riots. Dave said: Well, the looters of the City did worse damage, and government bent over backwards to (a) not remove moral hazard (b) not punish but pay to clean the mess. If the rioters were wearing white collars […]

Because responsible Mothers go out looting with their children…

Violence broke out in four English cities as rioting and disorder spread across London for a third night. Hundreds of people attacked and looted shops in Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool and Nottingham in what police called “copycat criminal activity”. There were smaller disturbances in the Medway towns in Kent and also in Leeds. It comes as […]