BGIOK, the LGBTQ forum I frequent and make videos for, has just opened its very own Tumblr. It’ll be full of great posts on all issues, not just LGBTQ ones, and it would be lovely if you’d give ‘em a wee follow. http://www.bgiok.tumblr.com :D Thanks!
What. A knob.
And yes, I know it’s not really privatisation, but still, it’s taking control away from the people and their representatives, the government, and I will not support that.
David Cameron has ordered a review of every government policy to help fix a “broken society” and reply to the country’s “moral collapse”.
And it is for reasons like this, ladies and gentlemen, that David Cameron is a bit of a prick.
I accept that we need to look at the causes of the riots, the long-term causes I mean, the social factor that led to them. I accept too that some very corrupted people must have been involved. But I will not accept these damning, sweeping statements meant to fear-monger and make it seem like Cameron is doing a hell of a lot to tackle one hell of a problem. 99.999% of the country were not involved in riots. All the Londoners I spoke to were distraught and scared. And everyone I have spoken to, young and old alike, have condemned the rioting almost as much as they have condemned Theresa May’s and David Cameron’s attempts to steal glory from the police.
Don’t get me wrong. I agree that we need to sort out society. I agree that for too long we have let too many young people slip through the net. I agree that improvements must come, and I implore any and all governments to implement them. But such broad generalisations about society’s, and let’s be honest, young people’s, flawed morality is nothing short of offensive. It’s fired rhetoric. It’s unhelpful. We do not have a broken society and anyone who says we do is being wildly unfair. Our society merely has a few… large dents in it that need buffering out.
The BBC says that “Mr. Milliband will warn against kneejerk gimmicks which have not been thought through… He will also accuse the prime minister of taking a simplistic view of the riots by seeing them as a problem of culture alone, without considering the impact of lack of opportunity and deprivation.” And stuff like this is why I am a big Labour fan right now.
Someone needs to tell Waitrose that soured cream and white wine vinegar, although lovely, are not really very essential. Their intense middle-class-ishness makes me giggle.