His name is Cameron... David Cameron... Prime Minister of Great Britain. And he's my new hero!
Following the riots that tore through the heart of Her Majesty's realm, Cameron came out swingin'. He told the world that England wouldn't tolerate this kind of behaviour and that those responsible would be hit hard... things were going to change!
The PM strongly condemned the "sickening scenes of people looting, vandalizing, thieving, robbing"... he promised the rioting punks "You will feel the full force of the law. And if you are old enough to commit these crimes, you are old enough to face the punishment."
I must admit, that initially, I doubted the man's sincerity. I thought him to be just another politician blowing smoke up keisters, telling the disgruntled peons what he knew they wanted to hear. I was never more happy to be proven wrong.
The constabulary got the message, as did the powdered wigs, the prosecutors and judges. Within a matter of days, thousands were arrested, hundreds charged, a number convicted and sentences handed out. Britain's courts were humming 24/7. And the critics were howling!
Things were moving too fast, they cried and the punishment in some cases far exceeded the crime. Like the two young men who were slapped with a four-year sentence, for promoting rioting on their Facebook pages. (Lovely, Govna!)
They pointed fingers at a failed society, coming up with excuses and explanations as to why the riots happened. In the opinion of some it was simply a case of an oppressed, disenfranchised people, rising up like their Arab brothers in the Middle East.
I'm no expert in these matters, but to that I say... "BOLLOCKS!"
In my humble opinion, not one of these thugs has a valid excuse for what they did. They're spoiled members of a catered-to generation that is seldom held accountable for their actions.
Five people are dead and numerous homes, shops and vehicles were destroyed... the damage exceeding £200 million!
ALL involved in the riots have to share the blame and suffer the consequences. I'm sure for many, paying a price comes as one hell of a shock!
Again, to Prime Minister Cameron, a tip of the bowler... Well done, sir!
Now, if we could only get you this side of the pond to deal with the Vancouver riot, I'm sure things would move along a little quicker.
It happened over two months ago, and while not one rioter has even been charged yet, the Toronto Star reports, we have been assured that justice will be done... eventually... at some point... down the road... Blah, blah, blah.
Only in Canada, you say? Pity!