London riots: the best of the legal blogs roundup

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  • One of the interesting things about the riots for me is that they happened before the economy really nose dives.
    We are headed, over the next 12-18 months, for circumstances which will make the last three years look like a boom. I wonder what will happen then in London and the other big cities?

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  • Dear The Lawyer,

    Are you aware that there has been unrest in places other than just London? It has been grim up north.

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  • The reason for the riots? An underclass of youngsters from different ethnicities but allied in their 'thrill seeking to avoid narrowness of their lives.' There are many more persons living as 'poor' in the UK. The number of 'white poor' has increased dramatically. The problem is no longer about race. It is about a widening margin of 'no hopers' across the racial divides.
    The descendents of Caribbean immigrants are now wholly English. they only look black. They are poor white with black skins.
    The scale of the looting is an indication of how far the 'them and us' of British society has moved.
    There appears now to be a small 'upper class' scarcely any real 'middle class' and all else just 'poor people' who have to face the fact that they are expected to 'know their place.' There is no upward mobility unless you are gifted at sport or in the entertainment industry.

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  • Name & Shame
    Posted on August 14, 2011
    Rob a bank and you get 10 years The Bank robs you and they get a seven figure pension.
    Factors that contribute to rioting are population size, the breakdown of respect for social order, poverty, the lack of opportunities for personal advancement and Debt.
    Today the people that led the world into debt by their corrupt practises within the Banking, Insurance, and Financial sector have been reappointed by President Obama to head his financial team. No one has been brought to justice for the debt all the world is now paying and rioting about.
    All the banks had AAA status just before they collapsed from Standard and Poor the same people who have just downgraded USA economy?
    University Professors who advised the governments were working without declaring their paid interest for these corrupt banks etc. just before the crash.
    If you check the facts you will find a transfer of wealth from the poorest to the top one percent and these crooks are still running all our economies.
    This was achieved by getting companies like standard and poor to give false assessments of bad debt which was then sold to our pension funds.
    Whilst ever these crooks go unpunished and are rewarded by huge golden handshakes riots will get worse.
    We all have a remedy it is your vote and a free press. Make sure you give it wisely and all the politicians who supported crooked bankers, insurance companies, are swept from power. The press should name and shame them.

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  • Can we expect more of the same or were the riots a one off? I fear the worst!

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