Monday, 12 August 2013

David Lammy Might Not Know His ‘Mastermind’ Questions, But He Knows Who The Real Victims Are!

You could be forgiven for thinking that the headline to this piece by David Lammy MP is a refreshing change.


They believed that the victims not only had stories to tell, but that, through their anger, their obvious decency had a value in and of itself. The victims might actually know better than the politicians how to prevent another riot.
But read the article, and you’ll find that’s not quite the case:
They spoke of building personal resilience and character; how young people could move from education to work; and how to rehabilitate offenders and allow them to give back to their victims. The members also rolled back the stone to reveal issues that don't make news bulletins or daily newspapers: pupil referral units, early intervention in families' lives, and a review of complaints against the police were all covered in a sober and reflective way.
Hmmm. Is it just me, or is he really confused about who the victims are? I mean, I assume that the victims are those who were burned out of their homes and businesses...
If we do not listen to the victims of the 2011 riots, the victims of future riots will want to know why.
Ah. Right. 'We must appease these animals or they'll hurt us again.'

5 comments:

JD said...

He's hilarious isn't he? And to think he was once Minister of State for Higher Education.

James Higham said...

Great name, Lammy.

Joe Public said...

But you misunderstand, Julia.

Lammy represents Tottenham. He's kow-towing to those who'll (re-)elect the next MP.

Greencoat said...

'If we do not listen to the victims of the 2011 riots, the victims of future riots will want to know why.'

That's the same tactic the 'peaceful' Martin Luther King used: give us what we want or next time it'll be even worse.

JuliaM said...

"He's hilarious isn't he?"

Since I don't live in Tottenham, yes... ;)

"He's kow-towing to those who'll (re-)elect the next MP."

Tottenham, vying to be the UK's Detroit.

"That's the same tactic the 'peaceful' Martin Luther King used: give us what we want or next time it'll be even worse."

Well, it works. More fool us.