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Post time 2011-10-6 15:27:24 |Display all floors

Broken culture breeds unrest in Britain

Tue Oct 4, 2011 4:45PM GMT

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The British Work and Pension Secretary has insisted that the August unrests revealed the UK had a rising underclass "governed by a perverse set of values.”


Iain Duncan Smith blamed the family breakdown and country's welfare-dependent “growing underclass” for the outbreak of unrest swept across England.

"There is a depressing and familiar context to what we saw - that is the steady rise of an underclass in Britain, a group too often characterised by chaos and dysfunctionality and governed by a perverse set of values", Duncan Smith told the Conservative Party's annual conference in Manchester.

He claimed that the Tories should act as social reformers to restore aspiration to the people who have been left behind for too long. He also said gangs played an important role in the unrest, and that the government needed to tackle the British violent gang culture.

"The riots provided a moment of clarity for us all, a reminder that a strong economy requires a strong social settlement, with stable families ready to play a productive role in their communities," he said.

Duncan Smith told the Tories that the pockets of social housing had “too often become places of intergenerational worklessness, hopelessness and dependency.”

He stressed the coalition government was facing the joblessness that had been cared for too long by the benefit system. Adding about a fifth of households were out of work, and spending on working age welfare had soared by 50 per cent under Labour party before the recession.

Blaming former Labour government for allowing foreign workers to take job positions in Britain, Duncan Smith said: "For too long the last government understood that we had a social problem, but considered it a second order issue."

"They knew too many British people were on benefits living unproductive lives, but their short-term coping strategy was to bring in more and more workers from overseas to fill the gaps."


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Maybe you can give the underclass jobs, but you can't give nor buy them dignity, honor, shame and all things that makeup a decent human being. Let's face it, this trashy culture of binge drinking, promiscuity and gangs can't just be blamed on the governement. The government is not here to rear your children or you for that matter. A society without morals and one without God...Liberals idea of heaven no?

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Post time 2011-10-26 17:44:30 |Display all floors

British kids fear London street violence

Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:10PM GMT

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Children as young as 10 fear for their safety when walking in London streets, where crime and violence are rampant, a new study says.


The research commissioned by the Witness Confident charity reported that ninety percent of children aged between 10 and 11 fear for their safety as “top concern,” British media reported.

The research was carried out at six primary schools in Islington and Hackney, the report said.

A girl told researchers how she had frozen with fear as gunfire was blazed around her, and a boy described seeing a knife being embedded in his cousin's skull as they got off a bus.

The boy who had seen his cousin being stabbed, said, "(The knife) went straight through his skull and it just touched his brain. Then the blade snapped off."

Surgeons removed the blade, leaving the victim with metal plates in his skull. His attacker was jailed for 15 years for attempted murder.

Two girls described a mass brawl between two groups of teenagers at a takeaway where a girl was beaten with a baseball bat. Another girl recounted how she had to call police after her cousin was shot in a sweet shop.

The Witness Confident charity said it hoped to drive down street violence and break the "wall of silence" mentality that hinders police investigations.

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Post time 2012-2-12 07:47:03 |Display all floors
Justice UK style: soldiers are redline?
Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:9AM GMT

British judges have been quick to convict a terminally ill man to a minimum 25 years in jail for complicity in the killing of two military personnel in Northern Ireland while soldiers guilty of murdering 14 innocent Northern Irish protestors remain at large after 40 years.


The 46-year-old Brian Shivers, who has an estimated five years to live due to cystic fibrosis, was given a life sentence last month for membership in a Real Irish Republican Army (Real RIA) group that shot dead Mark Quinsey and Cengiz "Patrick" Azimkar in Antrim in March 2009.

He was convicted of six counts of attempted murder and one of possession of two firearms and ammunition with intent to harm which he denied.

Shivers’s case was brought to a conclusion in less than three years while the case of British Army’s Parachute Regiment murderers who shot dead 14 civilians in an unprovoked attack on January 30, 1972, is still awaiting consideration.

The official Saville inquiry into the incident, better known as the Bloody Sunday, finally concluded four decades later in July 2010 that “none of” the 13 shot dead and the 18 injured - including one who died four months later of his injuries -- on Bloody Sunday “was posing a threat of causing death or serious injury” to the soldiers.

However, none of those guilty of the massacre has stood a trial or has been convicted for any wrongdoing in connection with the killings.

Even the British army has actively protected them from prosecution by withholding over 1,000 photographs and original army helicopter footage from judges and hiding guns used to kill the innocent Irish civilians in a bid to remove all evidence that could lead to the soldiers’ conviction.

Anthony Hart, the Crown Court judge who ruled over Shivers’s case, said the convict was given life imprisonment because he was part of a “ruthless” plan to commit a crime.

“Whilst he played a lesser role than the gunmen and the driver of the attack car, by being at Ranaghan Road and setting fire to the car, he played a prominent and essential role in this carefully planned and ruthlessly executed crime,” Hart said.

However, his description leaves one wondering about the right word to describe what the Saville inquiry termed the “unjustifiable” massacre of innocent civilians as well as the government’s role in obstructing any prosecution of those involved in the brutality.
Diane Abbot (British MP): Anglos love playing divide and rule
David Cameron (British PM): Anglos caused most of the world's problems!

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Post time 2012-3-9 07:41:26 |Display all floors
UK teachers strike over dangerous pupils
Thu Mar 8, 2012 7:9PM GMT

Scores of British teachers at an under-achieving school in Birmingham have staged a protest to object the behavior of the “out-of-control” pupils.


Teachers at a secondary school, Castle Vale Performing Arts College in Birmingham, walked out on Wednesday, believing the headmaster and board of governors have failed to back them in dealing with the pupil’s poor behavior and attainment.

The pupils have reportedly shown dangerous behavior at school, including bringing knife to the class and letting off fireworks. Teachers also said the students usually fight during the lessons and verbally abuse the staff.

Headmaster Clive Owen said he was “disappointed and disturbed” by the teachers’ strike plan. However, the NASUWT teaching union believed that its members had no other choice but to protest and asked the authorities to investigate into the school’s management.

Union representative Ben Ball, who has been teaching at the school for over 30 years, declared that the pupils’ behavior was so bad that the school turned into a “battlefield.”

“The behaviour of the pupils has got to a stage where action must be taken. There is a core group whose behaviour is completely unacceptable, and downright dangerous, who prevent us from teaching the rest of the children,” he said.

Ball added that school’s board of governors also failed to handle the issue, and that the children knew that they will not be punished if they continue doing their rude and dangerous acts.

Union’s general secretary Chris Keates said that when the problems first emerged in 2009, the union has tried to engage constructively to solve the dispute but the school management and governors have not responded positively.

Announcing further strike actions by the teachers on March 20 and 21, Keates added, "We are now calling for the local authority to launch a formal investigation into the school and to use its statutory power to issue a warning notice of improvement to the school governing body.”
Diane Abbot (British MP): Anglos love playing divide and rule
David Cameron (British PM): Anglos caused most of the world's problems!

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