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        08-09-2011, 07:25 PM
      #21
    Yearling
    Family over in london sorry
         
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        08-09-2011, 07:32 PM
      #22
    Weanling
    *Sigh*

    Just keeping updated.

    My brother just came back from Tescos and there are fire engines and police in Bettws. I live in between Bettws and Malpas. And also Cwmbran are on Lockdown (5 minutes away) They have been told to lock down Cwmbran as they've recieved threats to watch their backs. We have a huge retail park there, and also across the road is ASDA, Sainsburys, Lidl, and then you have the huge Primark store that has Pizzahut and KFC connected to it, along with a ton of other shops all connected. There are police officers everywhere and so people have been told to stay in their homes. People from Pontypool and Newport are said to be plotting to come to Cwmbran.

    I have a friend who just came home from working in ASDA that they've had the threats for Cwmbran and are barricading the store.

    We just don't know what's happening. There's nothing on our news yet, but you know when that happens, it will be serious. We're just all being cautious, like half the country is I guess.

    Manchester, today is apparently the worst it has been in years.

    Nottingham has trouble started too.

    When will this all end :/
         
        08-09-2011, 07:38 PM
      #23
    Started
    That is horrible. This is the first I've heard of it, I just searched it and found this site with some pictures. Our whole world it seems is just falling into war and disaster right now.

    London riots - The Big Picture - Boston.com
         
        08-10-2011, 08:17 AM
      #24
    Yearling
    I shouldn't say this but I'm British , my grandparents were British and their grandparents were British , As with many proper Brits my families previous generations fought and died to earn the freedoms that are enjoyed today - the scum that are on the streets today get given everything , - and something given has no value , so they value nothing .

    P.S. Over 60% of my family now do not live in Britain..........
         
        08-10-2011, 09:01 AM
      #25
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Nutty Saddler    
    I shouldn't say this but I'm British , my grandparents were British and their grandparents were British , As with many proper Brits my families previous generations fought and died to earn the freedoms that are enjoyed today - the scum that are on the streets today get given everything , - and something given has no value , so they value nothing .

    P.S. Over 60% of my family now do not live in Britain..........
    And I don't blame them... These people make you feel ashamed to be british :/
         
        08-10-2011, 09:29 AM
      #26
    Yearling
    I don't call them British - and I don't call them people - they are just scum , pure and simple
         
        08-10-2011, 10:29 AM
      #27
    Banned
    Manchester is expecting to be hit again tonight. There are large groups of youths gathering already in Salford according to the stop the riot pages on FB.
         
        08-10-2011, 11:06 AM
      #28
    Green Broke
    Riots never did makes sense to me. Why would anyone want to destroy their own city? Leave their own people homeless? Cause chaos on the ground that they live on? The pictures on that one link really got to me. So messed up. I wouldn't have any sympathy for the people that are doing this. Bunch of vultures.
         
        08-10-2011, 11:50 AM
      #29
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    Being British

    Tralissa, being British brings with it a responsibility to behave as one perceives a British subject should behave. Regardless of one’s religious beliefs there is generally speaking an agreement of what is a correct set of values for life and what attitudes are intolerable. As we Brits, largely through immigration, develop more and more into a multi-racial society, the parameters of what is seen to be acceptable and unacceptable behaviour will inevitably broaden. An overall effect is that we should become more tolerant of others holding differing views. But the fundamental objective remains that each citizen should be free to live their lives as they choose so long as those individuals conform within generally accepted boundaries as defined by the Rule of Law.

    The code for living in some countries is heavily influenced by religion whereas in Britain subjects can choose to live or not to live in accordance with the tenets of any religion. Nevertheless through a variety of mechanisms British people should be able to define for themselves a universally acceptable set of values and we should each endeavour to live our lives within a personal code of behaviour. As a minimum:
    We should not take life nor deliberately through carelessness put the life of others at risk.
    We should not steal from each other.
    We should not generate a feeling of terror in our neighbour.
    We should generally conform to the rules and norms established by a democratically elected government whose laws apply to all and sundry in equal measure.

    Whatever the so called grievances of the demonstrators in this current wave of social unrest, their actions should not transgress in the way they have done these very fundamental ideals. Otherwise this island of Britain will inevitably prove to be too small for all of us to live happily together.

    When I witness youths setting light to cars and buildings, when I see them breaking into shops and helping themselves to goods, when I watch them throwing stones at the police who are there to protect not only the shop keeper but also the general public then personally I am disgusted.

    In such circumstances I don’t lose my faith in being British myself, I am merely horrified that such looters and vandals also call themselves ‘British‘.
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        08-10-2011, 12:05 PM
      #30
    Doe
    Weanling
    Birminghams shutting down again tonight. Stores and offices mostly shut at 4. Police have said they are expecting repercussions for the 3 guys that were killed last night. Buses etc are all cancelled too and some people are struggling to get out especially with some trains being stopped.

    A few offices like ours have refused to close before normal. (we are right in the centre where it's boarded up.) In fact we are going for a pint after work lol we will not let these scumbags win!!

    Thoughts to everyone affected. Keep safe.
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