Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Three men killed in crash on night of Birmingham riots as they defend their community, David Cameron’s weak leadership not to send in Army a mistake

Dear All

Early on at the start of the London riots, I said that things were so bad that the Army has to be brought onto the streets of the Capital.

It was to protect emergency services such as fire fighters, Police and Ambulance.

Instead, for political reasons a decision was made to strip out men and resources from other areas.

This was as I knew a tactical mistake, and how those chickens have come home to roost with such power.

Rioting is happening in Northern Britain in several cities.

The UK Government got it spectacularly wrong.

Last night there were pitched battles between riots/ looters and the Police in places like Manchester.

We need to put away false pride, the Army is the solution to the manpower shortage, some officers are doing 20 hour shifts followed by 2 hour breaks because going back on duty.

This level is unsustainable in the long term.

This is a national emergency and should be viewed as such.

David Cameron was late to the party, now he is showing weak leadership by leaving the army on the sidelines.

He allowed the stripping out of Police from other areas to defend the Capital and now cities like Manchester and Birmingham are paying the price for it.

Things are getting worse; three men have been run over and killed as they protected property in a second night of violence in Birmingham.

Haroon Jahan is among one of the dead, he died because David Cameron didn’t make the right decision on the deployment of the army.

Places like Birmingham have been left exposed.

A few days ago on Monday, August 8, I said we were looking at a significant event taking place.

George Laird was right again.

All the signs were there to see in plain sight, out of touch politicians like David Cameron and Boris Johnson couldn’t.

Even the Labour leader Ed Miliband didn’t show the leadership required opting to do the ‘tour the scene of destruction’.

He went down the road of meaningless platitudes.

Now, is not the time for sympathy, it is time for action, it is time for the whole nation to rise up and do what is necessary in order to protect lives.

People are taking to the streets to defend their communities, the whole community and some are dying for it like the three men in Birmingham run over by a car.

West Midlands Police said:

"Three men have died following a road collision in the Winson Green area of Birmingham which detectives are treating as murder.

"Three men were taken to hospital where two later died from their injuries. A third man was in a critical condition but confirmed dead at around 6.30am.

"West Midlands Police have launched a murder enquiry, arrested one man in connection with the incident and recovered a vehicle nearby which will be examined by forensics experts."

It is time to send in the army now!

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University


Munguin said...

“National Emergency”? Yes for England. I couldn’t give a stuff, let them burn the whole country as far as I’m concerned. I understand they have asked for police from Scotland. I hope Kenny used a word that Boris and David don’t hear very often “NO”. Why don’t they ask for the sûreté from Paris after all France is nearer?

George Laird said...

Dear Munguin

I take the view that when people are in trouble, the whole community should turn up and pitch in.

So, I support Scottish Police going to help out if they are needed.

I have the same view as I do in hanging, we fight to protect the innocent as the excesses of the mob.

And if we can't do that we cannot call ourselves a humane country.

At uni, I spent most of my time with English people.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Munguin said...

Dear George,

What a novel approach. Should we not be sending Scottish police to Damascus to help out there, so that we can regard ourselves as humane? Or if they have a riot in Paris or Amsterdam are we to get involved in order to massage our egos and allow us to think of ourselves as humane? I think not.

The fact of the matter is that England in matters of law and order and policing is a separate country and their domestic problems are none of our business. If we send our police to help them who pays for it? And who is going to be policing Dundee or Aberdeen tonight?

Yours faithfully


George Laird said...

Dear Munguin

Looking at the footage on youtube, this must be stamped out, or it will spread.

Yes, England is a different country in terms of law and policing but it is in trouble, we share a common cause in so much, despite people like me fighting for our country to be free.

The argument is simple, people are in trouble, they need our help.

As to money, that is for later.

I feel uncomfortable about people suffering and dying while we standby.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Munguin said...

Dear George

I’m not convinced. As I say I am no more sympathetic to folk in England who are suffering than I am to people in Japan, India or Korea and it grants no more nor less humanity because they are our direct neighbours than on the other side of the world. People are people wherever they are.

The troubles are much more likely to start here if the potential perpetrators know that our police are down there and not up here. A case in point is Manchester where they sent their police to London and then got riots on their own streets.

Money is not for later. We have to subsist on the paltry pocket money we get from England and I for one do not want one penny piece of it spent on policing England. They want to cut resources to their police why should we be the ones to pick up the cheque? They can get stuffed.

Yours faithfully