Monday, March 12, 2012

"What do you think Prime Minister?"

Hat tip "anon".  This song and the music takes me back to when as a teenager I lived in Holywell, North Wales, which overlooked Liverpool across the Dee Estuary and the Wirrel. During the Toxteth Riots of 1981 we could see parts of Liverpool burning from Holywell due to the disturbances. It was a sobering experience which I have never forgotten and which I remembered during the riots in London last year. To be clear - there is no excuse for such violence behaviour. Yes, we had Tories doing what Tories always try to do the poor in 1981 and 2011 but burning and looting your own community is just plain stupid. It is always the ordinary working class people who always suffer the most from such riots. Yet, anyone who does not think mass unemployment and extreme poverty will not result in such violence, sadly just doesn't get it. 


Anonymous said...

top clip Mr Gray, being a south east london chap, takes me back to the day when punks and natty dreds rode together! Don Letts at the Roxy ! keep em coming!

John Gray said...

Hi Anon

Yes, it takes me back. I can't believe it is so, so long ago!