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Cameron in a pickle?

From this quite breathtaking article in the New York Times

“For too long we’ve taken too soft an attitude towards people that loot and pillage their own community,” Mr. Cameron told a BBC interviewer. “If you do that, you should lose your right to the sort of housing that you’ve had at subsidized rates.” He added that evictions “might help break up some of the criminal networks on some housing estates if some of these people are thrown out of their houses.”
Asked whether that would render them homeless, he replied, “They should have thought of that before they started burgling.”

Hey! what a great idea! marginalising these people has really worked! let’s take the final step and make them homeless too!

And from the same article:

The communities minister, Eric Pickles, a right-wing Conservative, was blunter still in another BBC appearance. Saying it was not time to “pussyfoot around” with the lawbreakers, he said he would begin a three-month consultation on ways to deal with what he called “riot tourism,” focusing on scrapping a rule that allows for the eviction from subsidized housing of people who commit crimes in their own neighbourhoods in favour of a broader measure that would allow for similar punishment wherever the offences were committed.

Asked how those so penalized would live, Mr. Pickles responded, “They could get a job.”

Brilliant. After all there are thousands of vacancies for criminalised, homeless, disenfranchised people all over London.

Eric Pickles. Not JUST fat and pompous, but ignorant and stupid too.

I’m feeling better! I’m sure this is all going to work out well and the government have got a real handle on things!


David Cameron talks about social networking.

“It belongs to a new generation for whom technology — the Internet and social media — is a powerful tool in the hands of citizens, not a means of repression,” “It belongs to the people who’ve had enough of corruption, of having to make do with what they’re given, of having to settle for second best.”

David Cameron in February.

“We are working with the police, the intelligence services and industry to look at whether it would be right to stop people communicating via these websites and services when we know they are plotting,”

David Cameron this week.

Robert Robinson

So farewell then Robert Robinson
Quizmaster of Ask the Family
“This question for mother and younger child only”
That was your catchphrase
And your massive comb over
Was your trade mark