British Students RIOT! Whats up with our lot?



eoghanacht

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The hand wringing brigade will be along in 5,4,3.......
 

cozzy121

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Our Celtic cubs would be wanting their Au-pairs to do it for them
 
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Students on now disassociating themselves from the students who are causing the problem. Same story as here.

And some bright spark throwing a fire extinguisher from the roof onto the crowd below.

Fckwits, basically.
 
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Ah, the good old days are back - the days when students knew that their primary role was rioting and demonstrating and study was something you did for a few weeks after Easter. And not everybody wanted to be an accountant, economist or marketing manager!!
 
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Their burning down Conservative HQ! lol Tey seem to forget it was Labour who messed it up!


Wish someone would do the same to Fianna Fail HQ.

Fianna Fail should leave office now as people seem to have a short memorories!
 

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I'd put it at a score draw at the moment. They got into Tory HQ, our lot got into an actual ministry. And on the numbers: the NUS are claiming 52,000, to which our figure of up to 40k compares favourably given that there's something like 10 times the number of students in the UK.

And Aaron Porter, NUS president, has made a statement which is a near photocopy of our lad's one last week 'small minority....totally condemn....spoiling it for everyone'
 

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It will be interesting to see how the police in London handle this protest/riot. It's an opportune moment for the Gardai to compare, contrast and learn lessons or not.
 

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This has nothing to do with the Irish Economy. Moved.
 

Grumpy Jack

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So the British are standing up to the state and police, they are smashing the system.

Compare this to our lot who get the crap beat out of them.

Isnt it time we stood up like this?
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And what will that achieve exactly?

Apart from, for the students:

Injuries, some potentially serious;

Arrest and criminal charges leading to, if convicted, criminal records, fines and/or jail sentences;

Probable expulsion from college/university and thus inability to complete degree which will damage future employment prospects;

Criminal records will prevent travel and possible future emigration to many countries, including US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc - as well as seeing CVs filed in bin by employers;

Alienation of and loss of sympathy from majority of population, ie taxpayers, making it easier for future government to cut third-level and student funding further.

And the effect on government policy will be...? Absolute zero.

And bear this in mind - in May 1968 students in France took to the streets and were involved in some of the most vicious rioting ever seen in Paris. Public sector workers supported them and France was brought to a near-standstill. At one point President Charles De Gaulle left the country fearing another revolution. Troops were deployed on the streets.

What happened next? Did the students and the workers triumph in the French parliament elections of June 1968 and the left sweep to power in France? Did they f**k....

De Gaulle's party secured a massive increase in public support at the polls and received the first parliamentary majority in the history of the French Republic.

So, what exactly will student riots in London - or Dublin, for that matter - achieve again?

Just wondrin...
 

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The Irish just aren't militant which I believe is a cause of over 20 years of Social Partnership.We seem to be becoming more militant which is a good thing. I'm not talking about attaking guards but it is no bad thing that we are getting more militant considering how much we've been walked on.
 

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The Irish just aren't militant which I believe is a cause of over 20 years of Social Partnership.We seem to be becoming more militant which is a good thing. I'm not talking about attaking guards but it is no bad thing that we are getting more militant considering how much we've been walked on.
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protests in greece, france & student here and now uk!!!!!!!!!!!! this could v easily spread.
 

truthisfree

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And what will that achieve exactly?

Apart from, for the students:

Injuries, some potentially serious;

Arrest and criminal charges leading to, if convicted, criminal records, fines and/or jail sentences;

Probable expulsion from college/university and thus inability to complete degree which will damage future employment prospects;

Criminal records will prevent travel and possible future emigration to many countries, including US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc - as well as seeing CVs filed in bin by employers;

Alienation of and loss of sympathy from majority of population, ie taxpayers, making it easier for future government to cut third-level and student funding further.

And the effect on government policy will be...? Absolute zero.

And bear this in mind - in May 1968 students in France took to the streets and were involved in some of the most vicious rioting ever seen in Paris. Public sector workers supported them and France was brought to a near-standstill. At one point President Charles De Gaulle left the country fearing another revolution. Troops were deployed on the streets.

What happened next? Did the students and the workers triumph in the French parliament elections of June 1968 and the left sweep to power in France? Did they f**k....

De Gaulle's party secured a massive increase in public support at the polls and received the first parliamentary majority in the history of the French Republic.

So, what exactly will student riots in London - or Dublin, for that matter - achieve again?

Just wondrin...
I would agree with you except for the results that the Poll Tax Riot had in London, well believed to have brought the end of Thatcherism and . . .No Poll Tax!
 

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Just watching the clips on sky news...the students are doing quite a good job apart from the throwing concerete blocks and fire extingishers off the roof. I expect the British po po to hold off until this evening, then deliver fast and brutal retribution.

Hopefully they manage to shack the MI5 offices. That would be quite a sight to behold.

Peaceful protest solves nothing. Its been proven time and time again over here...
 

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protests in greece, france & student here and now uk!!!!!!!!!!!! this could v easily spread.
You'd think student organisations would be working internationally with each other. We could only benefit from a little French influence.
 

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protests in greece, france & student here and now uk!!!!!!!!!!!! this could v easily spread.

We know a song about that don't we boys and girls?


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9Eck6rox0s]YouTube - The Clash - White Riot[/ame]
 


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