As reported in the London Metro, Mayor Boris Johnson said: ‘We live in a liberal democracy, I do not want to see the Met police engage in an arms race with the protesters,’
He added: “But, on the other hand, we need to keep this thing under review. Using the ‘non-lethal weapon’, deployed to quell civil unrest in Northern Ireland, would ‘hand a victory to the minority who use violence. We have free, open systems where the police do not use that kind of technique or weapon,’
Boris is clearly right about this. However, I hate the thought of our police laying their lives on the line for Londoners, facing vicious trouble makers with missiles, out for a fight, when some stupid Londoners are ungrateful of the huge effort and bravery shown by the Met. Anyone who slags off the police when they are risking their own safety, even though many of them have wives and families are ungrateful blockheads without a spark of imagination. They need to go out with the police and face the danger with them, and maybe then they would sing a different tune. I thank the Met. from the bottom of my heart and would say to them there are thousands of people in London who applaud your bravery and dedication to duty.
As shown on SKY TV, Theresa May is answering questions on the violence in the House right now with calm, firmness and aplomb.