“We’ll Riot If You Try To Prevent Us Rioting!”

March 2, 2014 14 Comments
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A classic response from that great thinker of our time, Diane Abbott:

The introduction of water cannon to the streets of London would be a public order disaster. If politicians were perturbed by the violence they saw on the streets in urban areas in 2011, it would be as nothing compared to the disorder that agreeing to the request by the Metropolitan police for water cannon could provoke.

Ummm, yeah. OK, Diane. That makes sense…

Water cannon would be a signal to the wider community that the state was “weaponising” its policing of disorder.

I’m assuming by ‘wider community’ she doesn’t mean people whose arse is the size of hers?

It is alarming that the proponents of water cannon claim proudly that they are less dangerous than metal batons, firing baton rounds, or horses charging into crowds. What gives them the idea that in 2014 these are remotely acceptable methods of controlling public disorder?

Why don’t you ask some of those people whose homes and businesses burned to the ground in 2011, Diane? I think they might have been quite happy to have seen a charging line of police horses…

She does, however, have a point here:

The police already have all the powers they need to control urban disorder. The problems that arose in 2011 with rioting spreading, apparently unchecked, had more to do with poor police tactics than a lack of weaponry.

Yes indeed, Diane. And what do you think caused those ‘poor police tactics’, hmm?

Why do you think the Met looked at the violence and disorder and thought ‘We’d better play this softly softly’ rather than getting on with their job of stopping it?

Could it be the years of pandering and appeasing certain vocal identity groups that they were forced into doing by the likes of you and your fellow travellers in the Met?

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14 Responses to “We’ll Riot If You Try To Prevent Us Rioting!”

  1. Ed P
    March 2, 2014 at 10:39 am

    A fallacious argument is now known as a Flabbott. :grin:

  2. ivan
    March 2, 2014 at 11:01 am

    A classic response from that great thinker of our time,
    You think she actually has a working brain cell?

  3. Mark in Mayenne
    March 2, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    She could also try asking the lady known to me whose cats were burned to death in the inferno of her flat.

    • March 3, 2014 at 5:42 am

      :cry:

  4. Errol
    March 2, 2014 at 6:48 pm

    The riots were mostly caused by career criminals with multiple convictions.

    These were black yobs, given free reign by the state to behave how they chose. That was the fault of Labour. They are, in every respect, Labour’s children.

    Illiterate, arrogant, thugs.

    Water cannon is not the solution. Live rounds are. On full flipping automatic. End these scum and remove the blight they present from our country.

    • March 3, 2014 at 5:44 am

      Amen! The deaths on that night were mostly innocent people trying to halt the violence – it’s time those causing it took the brunt instead.

  5. john in cheshire
    March 2, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Ms Abbott’s words sound like a threat. If so, then surely Mr Plod should be having a word with her. Just as they did when Mr Ahmad, or whatever his name is, when he threatened to have 10,000 muslims congregating at Parliament if Geert Wilders was allowed in the country; you know, that man who is against muslim violence. Ah, but my recollection is that they didn’t do anything to Mr Ahmad, did they, and Mr Wilders wasn’t allowed into the country. So, perhaps Ms Abbott will also be appeased and the water cannon will not be utilised.

    • Brightside Bob
      March 3, 2014 at 10:55 pm

      Jaqui ’5 chins’ Spliff banned Mr Wilders. I think that when Alan ‘Postman Pat’ Johnson took over, he allowed Mr Wilders in.

  6. Furor Teutonicus
    March 2, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    XX What gives them the idea that in 2014 these are remotely acceptable methods of controlling public disorder? XX

    I agree!

    link to google.de

    MUCH better at controling riots.

  7. jaded
    March 2, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    The first person to get injured by a water cannon will be pictured embracing the hippo Abbott on the steps of Parliament and automatically granted sainthood.

    • Steve
      March 3, 2014 at 8:52 am

      And Vaz, don’t forget the Vaz!

      • Mudplugger
        March 3, 2014 at 3:54 pm

        Vote-harvester Vaz will only be there if they’re of a suitably dusky complexion, although if it’s a riot, chances are most of them will be.
        Iz it becoz they iz poor ?

  8. Lynne at Counting Cats
    March 3, 2014 at 8:45 am

    “I’m assuming by ‘wider community’ she doesn’t mean people whose arse is the size of hers?”

    24 carat!

    :lol:

  9. Lynne at Counting Cats
    March 3, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    “I’m assuming by ‘wider community’ she doesn’t mean people whose arse is the size of hers?”

    24 carat! :lol:

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