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Police were the rioters, not us, claim rioters

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  1. Irondanimal says:

    Haha. So true.

  2. Sue Sims says:

    Excellent.

    Would you have any objection if I copied this and used it with my AS English Language groups as a really good style model for satirical writing? – and intertextuality, assuming they've seen Life of Brian.

  3. Tom Bennett says:

    Of course, Sue, be my guest.

  4. Neil says:

    If the riots happen again we should get out there and talk to them. And by 'talk', I really mean listen.
    And by 'listen', I really mean hit them with water cannon and set the dogs on the ones who haven't got the message from that.
    When these riots were happening I was in Cambodia, where it was a topic of conversation. As well as being hugely embarrassed, I wondered why the locals, many of whom know the true meaning of poverty, were managing to get by without robbing and burning everything in sight.

  5. Tom Bennett says:

    I was also abroad; also deeply embarrassed. This wasn't caused by poverty; it was caused by avarice and opportunism.

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