Thursday, 31 March 2011

Nostalgia For The Eighties...

It's my formative decade - I'd love to see a return of the music, the films, the clothes...

OK, maybe not the clothes! And certainly not the hair, either.

But one thing I don't want to see back? Broadwater Farm:
As Commissioner Godwin answered to members questions, including Assembly Member Val Shawcross, the public started to heckle and shout questioning why Detective Constable Stuart Hobkirk told a judge in court earlier this week the musician had stabbed himself in front of officers at his Warlingham home on March 15.

Deputy Mayor of London for Policing Kit Malthouse tried to intervene and asked for order, but the public continued to chant, at which point Mr Malthouse interrupted the meeting and left the chamber followed by other members.
So much for that 'quest for the truth'...
The public started chanting “No justice, no peace” as they left the chamber and building.
Can we stop with 'the public'? These people aren't 'the public'.
Speaking outside City Hall after the meeting, social justice campaigner (Ed: SNORK!) Lee Jasper said: “Boris, the City, the commissioners, the IPCC, they had better be aware that this is the community at boiling point and we are ready to take action. We are back to the 80s. This is uprising.”
Sounds a lot like incitement to riot, to me.

I know a few police officers read this blog. So if you have to patrol the fetid swamp inhabited by the likes of Lee Jasper's 'army', remember the words of a fictional cop from a - hey, surprise! - Eighties tv show.

And be careful out there.

7 comments:

Mike said...

Julia, formative decade?!?!?!? just one?!?!?!? what happened to the sixities are you too young or the naughties are you too old? Age is a concept in the minds of the dead and you are as young as the man that you feel, remember?

Mike said...

btw Julia, no hair, yes yes, no hair! it is always bad especialy in the 80s. Hair is the body's watse product that we try to display in ever more peverse styles, like cancer, remove it.

And all you feminazis out there even men think their hairy armpits stink, funcking shave will you?!?

jd said...

Yes, the clothes! Roll up your jacket sleeves and bring back flecked trousers for men!

The 80s - great music, great films, great politics...

Mike said...

Oh the 80s, Thatcher, wrong wrong wrong but...at least she had balls. hope, yes we dreamed, none of this assummed fear, chavs would be stuffed into submission by miners. BTW British miners, get a fucking job will you please and stop whinning about how it was sooooooooo good back in the day.

My wife is writting cheques my body can't cash but that is either a quote from Top Gun or a vote for life

Blue Eyes said...

Not long ago I read an article suggesting that the Broadwater Farm estate was now surprisingly desirable...

What people like Lee Jasper probably haven't noticed is that the world has completely changed in the last thirty years!

Anonymous said...

80's was my entire teen era. Tory educated and straight from school into work. I walked in and out of jobs since they were plentiful. So much for them destroying industry all I ever worked in were factories and loved it.
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There are loooads of 80's inspired clothes out there now that I would just love to wear but would just look like an old slapper in.
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The best I can get away with from that era is leggings but try to keep them smart with a nice shirt and heeled boots but I never bloody wore them first time around !

JuliaM said...

"...what happened to the sixities are you too young..."

Yup, I was born half-way through :)

"Not long ago I read an article suggesting that the Broadwater Farm estate was now surprisingly desirable..."

Really? No doubt someone will soon be complaining (probably in CiF) about 'gentrification'...

"80's was my entire teen era. Tory educated and straight from school into work. I walked in and out of jobs since they were plentiful."

Ditto! I remember it as (mostly) a great decade, full of promise, if you were prepared to work hard.

Happy days!