Wednesday night quiet in Britain

The AP reports this morning:

LONDON (AP)—Britain’s cities were largely quiet Thursday after days of rioting and looting that drew thousands of extra police officers onto the streets and a stern warning from Prime Minister David Cameron that order would be restored by whatever means necessary.

Tensions remained high even in the absence of any major incidents, and Cameron has recalled Parliament from its summer recess for an emergency debate on the riots later in the day. He will face questions about what caused the riots, and pressure to reconsider planned police budget cuts, which critics claim will strain an already overstretched force. [cont.]

Once the Brits get into a debate about what caused the riots, with, no doubt, a special national commission called to investigate the matter, can there be any doubt that this commission will find that the cause of the riots was “neglect of communities,” racial bias, that kind of thing? In which case my prediction in the previous entry—“Two-to-one this national fightback turns into a fightback against, you know, intolerance and discrimination”—will be confirmed.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 11, 2011 04:51 AM | Send

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