As Britain begins to weigh the costs of the rioting of recent days and ponder measures to prevent a recurrence, the government of Prime Minister David Cameron put forward on Friday a new way of punishing the looters and vandals who rampaged through many of the country’s cities and towns: kick them and their families out of their government-subsidized homes.
1/6 of Britons live in such housing.
This is a cool idea.
Let’s punish the families of every one who breaks a law/ voted against us/ or riots in the streets.
That ought to scare a lot of people into submission, right?
But sorry, Davy, lots of petty (and not so petty) tyrants have had the idea of punishing families before/ so you get no kudos at all on the originality thing.
Asked whether that would render them homeless, he replied, “They should have thought of that before they started burgling.”
But Davy-boy, maybe you shouldn’t have offshored their jobs, and introduced austerity.
By the way, the Brit courts are convicting ‘rioters’ 24 hours a day. Now that’s efficient ‘justice’.
Full disclaimer: my grandfather was a devout Tottenham Hotspurs fan from Enfield. Perhaps I should be afraid in some roundabout way? Eviction or incarceration because of familial football fandom, from a downtrodden place?