After the pathetic response by British authorities to the riots, I can’t help wonder what Margaret Thatcher would have done in David Cameron’s shoes.
A lot more than talk tough, I bet.
She’d have had those watercannons and rubber bullets on the streets faster than you could say Arthur Scargill.
This is what she said at the time of the miners’ strike:
“What we have got is an attempt to substitute the rule of the mob for the rule of law, and it must not succeed. It must not succeed. There are those who are using violence and intimidation to impose their will on others who do not want it. The rule of law must prevail over the rule of the mob.”
And again, casting the miners as unpatriotic:
“We had to fight the enemy without in the Falklands. We always have to be aware of the enemy within, which is much more difficult to fight and more dangerous to liberty”.
By the way, did you know Scargill’s strike was funded by the KGB?
After his Wellington talk, Lord Monckton was telling us about his time with Thatcher, and how the government were tracking Scargill travelling round the Soviet Union collecting money and instructions.