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Come to Britain - Its a riot.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:49 pm    Post subject: Come to Britain - Its a riot. Reply with quote

In the past 3 days there have been over 800 people arrested as rioting has spread across London and other UK cities. Shops have been looted and burned down. Three people are being questioned for the attempted murder of a policeman.
In Birmingham 3 people were killed trying to protect their property.
Most of the rioters were young people wearing hoodies with no political motive.

Would you go on holiday to a country like that?.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite frankly, I can't wait to go to Spain on Saturday.... riots, poverty, strikes, rain - nothing to miss just at the moment.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far, Scotland seems to have escaped the troubles. Unfortunately we seem to be tarred with the same brush Sad

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most parts of England are business as usual, Mar, but are also tarred with the same brush. Sad

The whole thing is a disgrace and I hope these "people" face the full force of the law. Sadly, the sentences issued so far would seem to suggest that many will get off pretty lightly.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The headlines are so bleak worldwide right now. I've had to stop watching the news. So depressing.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:15 pm    Post subject: Swanage Reply with quote

Come to Swanage, Dorset. One of the lowest crime rates in the UK top sats, more sun shine than any other south cost resort. Fantastic restaurants, blue flag beach, south west coast path gateway, steam railway and lots more. I lived and ran my own business in Croydon no 2 mins from reeves’ corner. Swanage is like no other sea side places I have been to we love it, come see for your self……….
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mar wrote:
So far, Scotland seems to have escaped the troubles.


Spoke too soon, Mar...

http://www.ukseries.com/blog/2011/08/rioters-strike-in-edinburgh-video-footage/

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, Paul - I hope it doesn't catch on Smile - mind you, he looks just about as energetic as me!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great video, Paul
I hope violence like that doesn't spread to the US! Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Certainly, for a couple of days, it is a worldwide issue. Even here in the Philippines, we are concern about what's happening on London. We send our prayers for the riots to stop. London is a great country and its hard to imagine that this is what's happening on them now.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a combination of increased police presence and good old British rain have put a dampener on the rioters at last!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Pickering wrote:
Looks like a combination of increased police presence and good old British rain have put a dampener on the rioters at last!


And the shops have nothing left to steal.... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bizarre quote on Travelmole today re riots:

London riots 'no worse for tourism than a sick dog'
http://www.travelmole.com/stories/1148934.php?mpnlog=1&m_id=s~dnbmv

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can understand that some people are afraid of these riots, as well it is an exception.. and want to put off the journey. But i can´t understand why airlines dont show any appreciation
and doing a cancellation for free? I think that schould be fair..
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of those riots took place 7 mins from my home, I've seen people running on my street, it was really scary
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