Getting Away From This Mayhem

Aug 11 13:10 2011 Adrian Fisher Print This Article

It's at times like this that I just wished I could be a million miles away from the UK.
I remember being totally bemused a few years ago when there were similar riots in France and the government there seemed unable to tackle the situation straight away...

It's at times like this that I just wished I could be a million miles away from the UK.
I remember being totally bemused a few years ago when there were similar riots in France and the government there seemed unable to tackle the situation straight away. I was even more bemused by some of the comments our politicians here in the UK were making about the turmoil in France. Of course,Guest Posting Brixton riots, Birmingham before that and Tottenham later on, were simply minor blips which we had all learnt from. Our politicians were criticising the French and poking fun at them as though riots of such scales could never possibly happen in the UK. We Brits, they sought to convince us, were far too civilised a society. Our security forces were far too professional and restrained to allow the ‘unruly class’ go on prolonged rampage across our cities. The contradictions were remarkable and endless, but in case you have missed my point, I have two questions to ask you. Can a society that is too civilised have an unruly and disenchanted class - evidently so large that the police have overstretched themselves in trying to contain them? How do you restrain an angry mob by restraining yourselves to the point where you rule out any riot weapons at your disposal other than batons which are ineffective against fast-moving fluid crowds? The world has gone crazy. I need to get away. Anyone interested in a Yacht Share or a Boat Share? I cannot afford one on my own, but I think they will come in handy during this recession.

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Adrian Fisher
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Adrian Fisher is a London-based freelance journalist with a mission to make you a better and happier human being. Drawing attention to the peculiarities of life in the modern age is all part of the package.Check out his other articles for everything you need to know about yachts and boats.

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