People need to stop looking for a particular reason as to why this is happening. It has been brewing for years in this country, you can say "it's just yobs looking for an excuse" they don't need an excuse, years of repression and slums have gievn them the excuse, years of the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer have given them the excuse, years of persecuting people for where they live or what colour they are has given them an excuse, years of being undervalued and ignored has given them the excuse.
Yes there may be mindless thugs currently on the streets of our country tearing it apart, but, and I keep saying it, it has been coming for years. I am shocked that people are shocked by it.
It doesn't matter what the key event was that led to this, it was always going to happen, the event that triggered it was just the straw that broke the camels back, nothing more.
And as usual when faced with a national crisis it has taken the government 3 days to decide to come back from holiday, it has taken 3 days to deploy extra police, it has taken 3 days and they are still not cracking down on it hard. Yet as soon as something happens abroad we are there with aid, money, troops etc in a flash to make our country look good.
When the fallout is over the PM should be sacked, the government removed and the head of the Met sacked. A strong message needs to be sent to show them that they have let the people down yet again.
Tonights action needs to be hard, swift and brutal to bring it to an end, if this doesn't happen then it will spread further around the country and vigilantes will take the law into their own hands and start hurting people, then they will get prosecuted!!!
The government then need to take a long hard look and try and work out why this happened, I will be willing to go and point out why it happened if they struggle, which they will.