UK Police State Coming Along Nicely

Ooh look the plod predict a ‘summer of rage’ how agent provocateur status quo of them-

Police are preparing for a “summer of rage” as victims of the economic downturn take to the streets to demonstrate against financial institutions, the Guardian has learned.

Britain’s most senior police officer with responsibility for public order raised the spectre of a return of the riots of the 1980s, with people who have lost their jobs, homes or savings becoming “footsoldiers” in a wave of potentially violent mass protests.

Superintendent David Hartshorn, who heads the Metropolitan police’s public order branch, told the Guardian that middle-class individuals who would never have considered joining demonstrations may now seek to vent their anger through protests this year.

He’s an idea, try investigating the City of London instead of protecting it.

It’s also interesting that while many suggest a national bank utilising Post Offices for its branches, New Labour and its corporate chums are looking to use the crisis (and proposal) to privatise it quickly and lay off workers to forestall a truly public owned bank despite its rosy rhetoric.

3 Responses to “UK Police State Coming Along Nicely”

  1. harpymarx Says:

    Regarding the postal workers there was a lobby of Parliament today and there’s a national demo in March.

  2. libhomo Says:

    When I heard about the City of London, I wondered why the English put up with such a thing in their country. It’s almost as shocking to me as the Settlement Act.

  3. RickB Says:

    Thanks Harpy, I can’t believe the New Labour rightists are managing to get away with this shit.

    GLH- I wonder too, but capital makes its own settlements and our democracy is not allowed to encroach.


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