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As the Prime Minister condemned social networks for being "used for ill" this morning, police forces across the country sent a steady stream of tweets confirming arrests connected with inciting violence via the likes of Twitter and Facebook. "Three people have been arrested on suspicion of using Twitter and Blackberry …


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  1. Graham Marsden

    Keep Calm...

    ... and Carry On...?!

    At least someone's got a sense of humour :-)

  2. Thomas 4

    The riots have spread to Scotland

    CCTV footage caught live from Edinburgh:

    1. Marcus Aurelius

      @thomas4:rioting in Scotland because

      That's because they sent all their police to London!

      1. Anonymous Coward

        @Marcus Aurelius

        all^H^H^H both


  3. Select * From Handle

    To Quote 300

    "Give them nothing! but take from them EVERYTHING!"

    Where is my Spartan icon?

  4. Stewart Atkins


    99,541 sigs at 5pm

  5. g e

    More skint criminally minded morons hanging around

    Just what we need.

    Two words...

    National. Service.

    1. Peladon

      National Service?

      It would be tempting to refer you to Sir Humphrey Appleby - but I'm at work and can't find the link right now.

      If the choice is between a large bunch of skint and criminally minded morons rampaging on the streets, and a large bunch of skint, criminally minded, ex-National Service _trained_and_potentially_armed_ morons rampaging on the streets, which would you prefer?

      1. Peter Murphy
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        Sir Humphrey on "The Truth Behind Opinion Polls"

        National service is just the example he uses:

        And a link to the transcription of the good bits:

    2. Marvin the Martian


      You want the thugs to be better trained and more efficient in destroying stuff in an organized way?

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      A few more words...

      I assume you mean military National Service...

      1) We don't have such a large army, or requirement for one any more.

      2) I don't want the disaffected youth coming back onto the streets, just trained to kill.

      Education is the way out of this problem.

      1. mmiied

        more words

        3) we can bairley aforde the army we have at the moment (yes you will say they will not need to be paied but they will need to eat be housed armed etc)

      2. Wommit

        Re : AC - 20110811 21:34 GMT

        "Education is the way out of this problem."

        And most of the chavs I've seen don't want education.

        In the forces they'd be subject to a strict formalised environment where they can be educated.

        Its either national service, of bringing the SAS into our schools to impose discipline on these feral buggers.

        1. James Micallef Silver badge
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          National Service, Yay

          Not MILITARY national service. Ideally yes, organised by military or under military / pseudo-military discipline, but pressed into service cleaning up, non-skilled labour on infrastructure projects etc

    4. LaeMing

      As Sir Humphrey likely pointed out.

      Dealing with petty criminals by teaching them weapons, stealth and group organisation skills.


  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    The e-petition site has collapsed under the weight of knee-jerkiness. Offline until tomorrow (Friday)

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Crunch, yes... But it's passed...

      The site says that the petition has passed the 100K threashold and has been passed on to the Backbencher Business Committee for discussion.

  7. Anonymous Coward

    Once again, "Cull Me Dave" demonstrates

    how spectacularly out-of-touch with the real world he is.

  8. CrazyKiwi

    2 birds...

    Put the lot on a ship & send them to be 'Captured' by Somali pirates.

    We don't have to pay for new prisons, the Somali's get tired of pirating because all they get is more scum to feed - everyone wins!

    Ransom demands??? I'm sorry but the paperwork must be lost behind the insurance paperwork we are dealing with... come back in a couple of years.

    1. Anonymous Coward

      @ CrazyKiwi

      cheers to a wonderful idea, you get one up-vote from me.

      add in a couple of live footage camera's, a satellite feed, and we have a whole new realm of reality tv. use the money from this to compensate the loss from the riots.

    2. zanto


      isn't one Australia bad enough?

  9. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

    @More skint criminally minded morons hanging around

    OB Yes minister quote:

    Now, suppose he argues that unemployed young people are, at the moment,

    unfit, unorganised, undisciplined and untrained,

    but that conscription will eventually release on to the streets an army of fit young people, all trained to kill.

  10. Peladon

    Hmmm. Maybe...


    They should be given donuts! Lots of donuts! Lots of donuts with extra, um, dough! And cream! And jam and...

    Er... why? Well, enough donuts, and they won't be rampaging anywhere. They'll be marooned on couches, unable to move, and the Great British Donut industry will be thriving!

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