I sat watching the news last night and I heard the Police Sirens, just as I saw the image of a burning building in Tottenham. It looked strangely like the Rialto burning all those decades ago.
I thought, oh no not again, not 30 years after the Toxteth riots.
I recall thinkng where would they start would it be the deprived area of Toxteth which has had nothing of investment, when the city centre half a mile away has been flat-ulated?
Would it be Anfield? that looks like Beirut in places, or the Boot estate? Norris Green maybe?
No it was Lodge Lane, 30 years ago I seen the riots first hand.
Now I am lucky enough to not be there.
This morning I saw the Police Dog Vans parked up at Canning Street Police Headquarters where I served part of my apprenticeship and the Police car parked outside John Lewis at Grosvenor-pool that cost a billion pounds.
What good is this when you have no money I thought, it only serves to wind up the deprived section of society, the have nots.
The front page of The Daily Ghost said "Speed cameras could be axed on Merseyside as councils struggle with cuts" What!!http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/liverpool-news/regional-news/2011/08/09/speed-cameras-could-be-axed-on-merseyside-as-councils-struggle-with-cuts-92534-29201951/
The Echo carried a picture of a burning Liverpool and a statement from the Police on how they were caught out. Is this a lack of funds through Tory cuts?
Princes Avenue was also an area last night where cars were set alight.
Joe "tea and sympathy" Anderson condemns the violence in his buddy Liouse Ellman constituancy. http://liverpoolpreservationtrust.blogspot.com/2010/04/louise-ellman-dame-of-dereliction-time.html
What has she been doing? Why is this area still deprived? The Dame of Dereliction.
The Echo says http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/local-news//tm_headline=voice-of-the-echo-liverpool-mustn-t-let-these-yobs-ruin-everything-we-have-achieved-with-mindless-violence%26method=full%26objectid=29204193%26siteid=100252-name_page.html "It took Liverpool 30 years to rebuild a pride and a reputation shattered by the ravages of Thatcherism and the riots of Toxteth.
Two or three more nights like last night is all it will take to destroy them again".
That's easy for an editor Alastair Machray who along with the Daily Ghost lives on the Wirral.
The comments section talks about lack of respect for the Police.
5 Matrix officers were sacked last week for lewd behaviour. How can you respect these thugs.
This violence may be motivated by a lack of respect, I must admit whilst condemning any violence I lost respect too when I realised the Police got paid by the press.
So 30 years on The Regeneration con continues and the streets are burning again. http://liverpoolpreservationtrust.blogspot.com/2009/06/louise-ellman-mp-dame-of-dereliction.html I know I was there last time, Just what is going to happen tonight?
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