A headmaster has called the London riots ‘a toxic mixture of dysfunctional parenting and a consumer and celebrity culture which tells youngsters they should have whatever they want.’
I’d like to think that the TV executives who are busy coming up with reality-trash might put down their coke-straws for a moment and consider that statement, but I imagine the Soho House is as busy as ever.
As London’s hot spots returned to normal, looting finally moved out to the Midlands, where local youths obviously have trouble keeping up with current events.
The useless London Mayor, Boris ‘Where’s Boris?’ Johnson, finally crept back from holiday to a chorus of boos. Perhaps now he’ll go and work in the wine trade, where he belongs.
In the 1920s fully half of the capital worked in manual trades that they remained in all their lives and became known for i.e. postman, clockmaker, fireman. There was no post for ‘singer’.
While Balloon-Man and the rest of his government coalition dithers, it might be time for the hooded trainer-nickers of the UK to work out that if they paid attention at school and got an education they might be able to buy all the trainers they wanted and even become celebrities in their own fields.