Has anyone been following the troubles in Kiev?
The one thing that strikes me is that these troubled times boil down to the Ukrainian president accepting a bail out/trade deal from Russia instead of a trade deal with the EU. These recent rounds of disturbances have apparently claimed some 25+ lives (protesters and police). We have protesters firing weapons at police and burning the city centre’s Independence Square and it’s buildings and the police firing back.
Nobody seems to dispute that the protesters were given the opportunity having made their point to pack up and go home without fear of reprisals, yet the troubles just seem to escalate. We are now 3 months into these protests With no end in sight.
Should the UK police and law enforcement community itself now be on trial for wasting huge sums of taxpayers money and wrecking reputations without due cause?
After decades of missed opportunities to arrest national disgrace Jimmy Saville for his attrocius crimes the law enforcement community and the CPS launched a massive witch hunt called Operation Yewtree, from which we now have the spin off trials where it seems the police and CPS have gone to any lengths to somehow redeem themselves by putting anyone remotely famous in the dock who has had even the slightest loopy or obsessed follower fabricate an allegation against them, no doubt with sights set on selling stories to the media for a small fortune. They tried with Coronation Street actor William Roache and Legendary DJ Dave Lee Travis (DLT) and the ridiculously long list of allegations against them were revealed as just that.. Ridiculous!
As an Englishman who has only visited Scotland once and never felt the desire to return i don’t really much care whether Scotland remains part of the UK or goes Independent. I do however care when some nationalist muppet like Alex Salmond and his bunch of SNP buddies in Holyrood start claiming that they can go independent and have the UK that they so desperately want to leave, underwriting an independent Scottish economy.
“happy hour” drink promotions should be banned according to a group of UK MPs.
British supermarkets should also be subject to tighter controls and prevented by law from selling alcohol at a loss to encourage people into their stores, the MPs say.
Citing research that showed the real price of alcohol has fallen dramatically, the Home Affairs Select Committee urged ministers to clamp down on irresponsible bars and pubs.
They found the “whole focus” of police resources was in dealing with alcohol-fuelled and football violence, meaning officers were “hitting their targets but missing the point”.
Chairman of the select committee Keith Vaz said: “We cannot have on one hand a world of alcohol promotions for profit that fuels surges of crime and disorder, and on the other the police diverting all their resources to cope with it.”