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... and Carry On...?!
At least someone's got a sense of humour :-)
The riots have spread to Scotland
CCTV footage caught live from Edinburgh:
@thomas4:rioting in Scotland because
That's because they sent all their police to London!
To Quote 300
"Give them nothing! but take from them EVERYTHING!"
Where is my Spartan icon?
99,541 sigs at 5pm
More skint criminally minded morons hanging around
Just what we need.
You want the thugs to be better trained and more efficient in destroying stuff in an organized way?
It would be tempting to refer you to Sir Humphrey Appleby - but I'm at work and can't find the link right now.
If the choice is between a large bunch of skint and criminally minded morons rampaging on the streets, and a large bunch of skint, criminally minded, ex-National Service _trained_and_potentially_armed_ morons rampaging on the streets, which would you prefer?
A few more words...
I assume you mean military National Service...
1) We don't have such a large army, or requirement for one any more.
2) I don't want the disaffected youth coming back onto the streets, just trained to kill.
Education is the way out of this problem.
As Sir Humphrey likely pointed out.
Dealing with petty criminals by teaching them weapons, stealth and group organisation skills.
Sir Humphrey on "The Truth Behind Opinion Polls"
National service is just the example he uses:
And a link to the transcription of the good bits:
3) we can bairley aforde the army we have at the moment (yes you will say they will not need to be paied but they will need to eat be housed armed etc)
Re : AC - 20110811 21:34 GMT
"Education is the way out of this problem."
And most of the chavs I've seen don't want education.
In the forces they'd be subject to a strict formalised environment where they can be educated.
Its either national service, of bringing the SAS into our schools to impose discipline on these feral buggers.
National Service, Yay
Not MILITARY national service. Ideally yes, organised by military or under military / pseudo-military discipline, but pressed into service cleaning up, non-skilled labour on infrastructure projects etc
The e-petition site has collapsed under the weight of knee-jerkiness. Offline until tomorrow (Friday)
Crunch, yes... But it's passed...
The site says that the petition has passed the 100K threashold and has been passed on to the Backbencher Business Committee for discussion.
Once again, "Cull Me Dave" demonstrates
how spectacularly out-of-touch with the real world he is.
Put the lot on a ship & send them to be 'Captured' by Somali pirates.
We don't have to pay for new prisons, the Somali's get tired of pirating because all they get is more scum to feed - everyone wins!
Ransom demands??? I'm sorry but the paperwork must be lost behind the insurance paperwork we are dealing with... come back in a couple of years.
cheers to a wonderful idea, you get one up-vote from me.
add in a couple of live footage camera's, a satellite feed, and we have a whole new realm of reality tv. use the money from this to compensate the loss from the riots.
isn't one Australia bad enough?
@More skint criminally minded morons hanging around
OB Yes minister quote:
Now, suppose he argues that unemployed young people are, at the moment,
unfit, unorganised, undisciplined and untrained,
but that conscription will eventually release on to the streets an army of fit young people, all trained to kill.
They should be given donuts! Lots of donuts! Lots of donuts with extra, um, dough! And cream! And jam and...
Er... why? Well, enough donuts, and they won't be rampaging anywhere. They'll be marooned on couches, unable to move, and the Great British Donut industry will be thriving!
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