The yobs who caused so much damage on the streets of London and other cities in the UK deserve punishment. Their behaviour was disgraceful and there is nothing that can be said to justify it. However, the Prime Minister is backing a campaign to evict from social housing the families of those charged with criminality during the riots, which strikes me as not exactly helpful in fixing broken Britain. Or fair.
The perpetrators of these crimes must face the full force of the law and I do believe that parents of under-aged yobs be held responsible for their children's actions, but to throw them out of their homes is a harsh punishment that doesn't sit comfortably within the framework of UK justice. It is the action of a police state, or one that wants to control its population by threat and fear. What next? Do as we want or your mother will be homeless?
The scenes in our cities were shocking, lives have been lost and most of us are still angry over the senseless criminality we witnessed, but on these occasions it is the Prime Minister's responsibility to calm the country. The masses want revenge and it is right that the vandals and thieves who committed these crimes be deprived of their freedom through the courts. But is it justice that their families should be thrown on the streets?