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Wayne Rooney Blamed For Triggering London And Manchester Riots

by | 14th, August 2011

WANT to know why riots broke out inLondon, Manchester and Biurmingham? Well, it wasn’t just the polar bears:

Manchester United footballer Wayne Rooney (Daily Star champion of the anti-riots):

“How do you inculcate values in a child whose only role model is footballer Wayne Rooney — a man who is bereft of the most meagre human graces?” – Max Hastings, Daily Mail

Video Games:

“These are bad people who did this. Kids out of control. When I was young it was all Pacman and board games. Now they’re playing Grand Theft Auto and want to live it for themselves” – Policeman (unnamed) inĀ  the Evening Standard


“You only had to see the burning streets of London last week to see the manifestation of a fatherless society” – Miranda Devine, Telegraph (Aus)

Tony Blair:

“Where did all this start? Try asking Tony Blair. A year before he became Prime Minister he delivered a speech on law and order that came close to condoning shop theft. Blair said that “hard-pressed” single mothers or pensioners pocketing “treats” were not a serious concern. He told a meeting of retailers that the real threat came from organised gangs” – David Hughes in the Daily Telegraph

The News of The World:

He wrote: “While London was ablaze and looters raged through the streets with impunity, Sir Paul Stephenson – the police officer best equipped to deal with this carnage – was sitting at home, his vast experience going unforgivably to waste. Caught in the grip of the political class’s lust for media blood, former Commissioner Sir Paul – acknowledged by all in the police service as a ‘good copper’ with an iron will – was driven from office over a link to the phone-hacking scandal” – James Slack, Daily Mail

Previously: MORE reasons


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