He misses a point. If these incidents were considered "normal", and not out of order, they would not have been in the newspapers which he read.
Plenty of normal life goes on in England. I live on the South Coast, and while we have our share of young and stupid teenagers, this is a good place to be and to live.
Every country has its problems, but there are virtues too. What is certain is that every time the world has written Britain off, that judgement has been proven incorrect.
I'm glad you pointed that out. We certainly have our share of incidents of liberal madness in the U.S. (most of them are chronicled and exposed here on FR), yet I'm not even close to pronouncing this country irretrievably lost.
You are missing something. Yeah, maybe the country should not be written off. Having never been there I can't judge either way. But one thing is clear from the articles that he pointed out. The fact that they were printed does NOT mean those things are not common. If is very clear they youths beating up bystanders is common and these cases were only reported because of the severity of the injury that resulted. How many other cases did the victim only get some bruises or a broken bone and recovered within weeks. Such stories would not get reported.