“Whatever resources the police need, they will get. Whatever tactics the police feel they need to deploy, they will have legal backing to do so. We will do whatever is necessary to restore law and order onto our streets. Every contingency is being looked at, nothing is off the table. The are already authorised to use baton rounds.” David Cameron, 10/08/2011
Looting and arson are wrong. Rioters must be stopped. BUT. This statement by the prime minister fills me with fear. Handing over permission for “whatever tactics the police feel they need to deploy” is NOT going to end well. Once the police receive new power, they don’t let it go easily. If Cameron has some specific power in mind for the police, he should say so. I hope that he doesn’t mean what he said above, because a massive transfer of power to a corrupt police force with a penchant for covering up murder is the last thing that we want. And as for baton rounds, or rubber bullets, they are still fired from guns, and they are often lethal. The police are not even supposed to use CS spray unless their lives are threatened, yet they are allowed to fire a gun at someone.
How difficult is it to emigrate to Norway?