Well Sullivan did warn us of Armageddon if West Ham were relegated and it's looking as if he was right! We had the Icelandic eruptions and the global financial crisis, now the world's economic system stands on the point of total collapse and bonfire night has been pulled forward three months in London.
I drove down Lavender Hill in Wandsworth / Clapham about an hour before it all kicked off last night - returning from my father in law's funeral, and my wife commented on the number of young black youths milling around. I put it down to the fact that we usually make the journey on a Sunday instead of a Monday, not imagining that we were on the brink of a mob revolution.
God only knows what the government and police can do in a situation like this, other than pray for rain. If it is pissing it down, most of these bastards won't go out in the rain - that's how "political" this all is! This was triggered initially by a bastard being shot by the police - note the way that his brother said that he wouldn't be stupid enough to shoot at the police, not that he wouldn't carry a gun! The police should now be empowered to shoot any rioter on sight. This isn't anarchy, this is playtime and larceny. If the rioters knew they would be shot if they took to the streets, they would stay at home with Mummy.