Thursday, August 11, 2011

Stella Duffy on the UK riots

A thoughtful piece on what's going on there by Duffy who's NZ born ....

Here's an extract:

I hate that the news is reporting “London on fire” – it’s not. Not all of it. Not even most of it. Small pockets. And yes, those pockets are ghastly, terrifying, nonsensical (Croydon? Really – Croydon?! why??), but it’s still not the whole city and it isn’t anarchy and no, we do NOT need troops on the streets, or water cannon, or any of those other extreme far-right tactics that have worked so well in Libya and Syria this year.

UPDATE 1.27 pm: Here's another interesting post on the issue by UK author, Kathleen Jones, who incidentally has family here in Christchurch and wrote the most recent KM biography.  

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