Skip to comments.Cameron: Riot-hit UK must reverse `moral collapse' [Uh, you're too late Dave]
Posted on 08/15/2011 1:59:03 PM PDT by upchuck
Britain must confront a culture of laziness, irresponsibility and selfishness that fueled four days of riots which left five people dead, thousands facing criminal charges and hundreds of millions in damages, Prime Minister David Cameron acknowledged Monday.
As rival political leaders staked out their response to England's unrest, Cameron pledged to deliver a raft of new policies by October aimed at reversing the "slow-motion moral collapse" which he blames for fostering the disorder.
"This has been a wake-up call for our country. Social problems that have been festering for decades have exploded in our face," Cameron told an audience at a youth center in Witney, his Parliamentary district in southern England. "Just as people last week wanted criminals robustly confronted on our street, so they want to see these social problems taken on and defeated."
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith said Monday he was checking whether those involved in the riots should have their welfare payments cut, while London mayor Boris Johnson said young people convicted in the disorder would lose their right to use public transportation for free.
Cameron pledged to end a culture of timidity in discussing family breakdown or poor parenting, or in criticizing those who fail to set a good example to their children or community.
"We have been too unwilling for too long to talk about what is right and what is wrong," Cameron said. "We have too often avoided saying what needs to be said, about everything from marriage to welfare to common courtesy."
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Maybe we can learn from your solutions.
There is one way to do this fast. Turn off the spending spigot. Stop the payments to anyone who simply sits on their ass with their hand out. Make them work to have a house, food and heat. Do you think it will happen? I doubt it.
Only if the opposition is willing to "compromise" in a "bi-partisan" effort.
The Turmoil in Dave’s Mind:
Lets see...Christian church goers are “nutters”, racists and homophobes...and there “no fun” to hang out with Check
Multiculturalism has failed...check
Make all British to convert to Islam and sharia Law....cut off a few limbs and maybe a few heads and we’ll have order again....yeaaaahhhhh that’s the ticket!
It’s NEVER too late.
“there, there!” I meant to say they’re!
They will try to do it without God, and they are doomed to failure. What England needs is a country-wide revival. Watch the Islamists heads explode, if it were tried. But short of that they are past the point of reversal. If you teach people that the world revolves around them, and then tell them to behave, it won’t work. They want to world to conform to them, and have no interest in conforming to other peoples’ expectations.
Cameron himself didn’t do it - this is the product of 50 years of radical, thuggish, union-dominated socialism, since shortly after the end of WWII.
We already have the same problems in the US (a welfare-class lumpenproletariat, both black and white, that can’t be bothered to lift a finger except to commit crimes) and absolutely no common moral standards, because we have surrendered everything to the almighty State.
Maybe he’ll try to make some stab at reversing it, but will he get support? I doubt it. One person who has been singularly silent is the Archbishop of Canterbury, who theoretically should be a moral authority...but I guess he’s too busy promoting gay “marriage” for elderly bishops.
This ‘ One person who has been singularly silent is the Archbishop of Canterbury, who theoretically should be a moral authority...but I guess hes too busy promoting gay marriage for elderly bishops.
and don’t forget he has spoken out FOR sharia law
here is USA I hope we will learn their lesson. We have many find black leaders who have tried to step up but get shot down.
The Mayor of Philly called the thugs out for what they are doing. I wonder if it did any good
The problem with cutting them off is it gives them more incentive to steal
When the Brits decided to shackle their nation with socialism, they sealed its doom.
What we're seeing today is what was predictable 60 or 70 years ago.
Only a fool would follow their example.
That should terrify all benevolent souls, because there are millions of fools in the U.S.A.
Here, theoretically, we have cut off welfare for young, healthy working age people. But the girls get pregnant and collect for their kids, and the males go around to their baby mommas (and their own mothers) and harvest their welfare checks. In England, the subsidies go directly to the men, so at least it is possible to cut them off (although I don’t think it’s going to happen).
Should have listened to Enoch Powell, while you still had the chance.
ah thanks for that info
I didn’t know the marxists in the Uk were actucally giving money to able bodied men
You are right, here in USA after we pay for a female to have a baby we give her WIC which pays for food for her AND the baby until the baby is 5 in addition to food stamps and free meals at schools, plus housing, all medical ( including vision and dental) and cell phones
So much easier than going out to work
This MUST stop here.
Yesterday someone posted a video link where people walked into a convenience store en mass took what they wanted and simply walked out. We all know that there are places/cities in this country where something like this can happen and there will likely be no consequences. It would not happen in small towns or rural areas and, if it did, it would be promptly put-down and punished. Rural societies are usually close knit and roguish behavior is simply not tolerated. Not only that, political correctness doesn't usually reign supreme in rural areas.
WAY too late. Barn-horses-long gone.
Exactly. “Discussing” and “criticising” and “pointing fingers” isn’t going to accomplish anything as long as the money keeps flowing. If the money-down-the-drain classes (welfare beneficiaries, “students,” unions, government employees) are going to riot over even discussing modest cutbacks in “benefits,” then they might as well privatize the whole country in one fell swoop and fight it out once and for all.
(Do you hear me, Republican candidates for POTUS?)
Heck, the worst ones were the native born Brits. That’s what the welfare state does to people. Makes them revert to animals.
Mr Cameron: Seven words lacking “You Riot we put a boot up your ass”
Face palming to see how far the UK has fallen from Baroness Thatcher