As you have probably seen on TV, Britain is going to the dogs - riots, looting, burning buildings. Not a pretty site.
Of course, saying that the country is "going to the dogs" is being unfair to the dogs. I am sure that dogs would not make such a mess of the place.
There are people out there who are saying that the rioters are mainly poor, unemployed, disadvantaged young people with no prospects for the future. Well somehow these poor people seem to be coordinating their movements on their Blackberries! Now I certainly can't afford to give my kids Blackberries, so it looks like I am even more disadvantaged (and poor) that the rioters! Maybe I should get out there and burn a few cars and loot PC World or something too!
(No, I am not being serious - if you are a Policeman please do not come around and arrest me, but please feel free to raid the drug dealer in the next street - thanks.)
I feel really sorry for the Police in all this - they are expected to protect people and property but recent court cases have left them powerless and unable to tackle violent people with the necessary force. They know that if they hit someone they will end up in court on an assault charge or worse! There is a time and a place for a bit of Police violence, and the place is here and the time is right now! How will people coming to see and take part in the Olympics feel safe if we don't crack down on this stuff? Of course, having the Police budget cut by around 20% is not helping either...
I am not around tomorrow - I will be off celebrating my birthday.
I will be thirty-eighteen.
Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday to ME!
Happy Birthday dear RC
Happy Birthday to me.