- I Predict A Riot
Well I did anyhow, as did a lot of us on here I seem to recall.
2011 saw great social unrest and rioting over the summer, 2012 saw everyone distracted by the Olympics.
As for 2013, I along with many others in the first few months of the year sensed more growing tensions amongst those being hit hardest by the recession. We’ve had numerous things that could have triggered the predicted riots such as the Woolwich murder, the reform of the benefits system etc and we’ve just a 3 week period of plenty of people getting lairy in the barmy weather that we’ve had.
Where are the riots then? Will they happen? I can’t help but think that they’d have already happened by now if they were going to? Maybe everyone is still too chuffed about the new royal sprog to want to riot?Posted 6 years agobinnersSubscriber
I thought that given a few weeks uninterrupted sunshine, it would definitely go off big time, in the inner cities!
Bloody kids nowadays! No commitment! They’re all playing bloody Call of Death on their X Stations, over the interweb, with their mates in their baggy arsed jeans! Or sexting girls pictures of their cobblers!
Either that or there’s been an influx of really good E’s! 😀Posted 6 years agokimbersSubscriber
tough sentencing worked as a deterrant?
I got the impression that a lot of the rioters last time were opportunistic thieves really, easily scared off by a few prison sentences making the headlines
I dont think the youth of today have enough spunk to get genuinely upset about polictics,and they are too busy playing xbox or watching 500 channels of pure relentless shite on skytv
and despite what the right wing press would have us believe the NHS is no where near as dire as it was back in the 80s and low interst rates have kept the repos down-
saying all that youth unemployment is high and I cant see that getting better anytime soon, might see some trouble before the end of the summer!Posted 6 years ago
Interesting point re the tough sentences handed out to the rioters of 2011 perhaps many of the opportunists that joined in last time will be dissuaded from joining in if we get any more unrest?
I still can’t see things staying all rosy for too long though, the level of unemployment is very worrying amongst 18-25’s and when you consider the amount of people on zero hour contracts on minimum wage, the whole situation looks rather bleak.Posted 6 years ago
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