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Aug 17, 2011

Tough justice alarm campaigners

LONDON (Reuters) – Tough prison sentences such as four years for trying to organise a riot via Facebook have triggered alarm in Britain that the government’s crackdown over last week’s unrest may be too harsh.

The Conservative Party, which leads a coalition government, has promised tough action following four nights of violence in London and other cities to mend what it has described as Britain’s broken society.

Aug 17, 2011

Britain’s tough justice alarm campaigners

LONDON (Reuters) – Tough prison sentences such as four years for trying to organize a riot via Facebook have triggered alarm in Britain that the government’s crackdown over last week’s unrest may be too harsh.

Britain’s Conservative Party, which leads a coalition government, has promised tough action following four nights of violence in London and other cities to mend what it has described as Britain’s broken society.

Aug 16, 2011

Government clashes with police on riot response

LONDON (Reuters) – The government clashed with police on Tuesday over how to respond to the country’s worst rioting in decades, with a row over spending cuts overshadowing efforts to present a united front.

Home Secretary Theresa May said reforms to policing would allow more officers to patrol the streets and added that she could widen their curfew powers to prevent a repeat of the disorder.

Aug 15, 2011

Cameron heckled as divided Britain debates riots

WITNEY (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron’s promise to fix Britain’s “broken society” prompted heckles from a teenage audience in his rural powerbase on Monday, underlining the deep divisions about what caused the country’s worst riots in decades.

In speech at a youth club in the picturesque town of Witney, Oxfordshire, Cameron blamed the trouble on a society where fathers abandon families, gangs flout the law and people refuse to take responsibility for their actions.

Aug 15, 2011

Cameron says will mend “broken society” after riots

WITNEY, England (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday promised a law and order “fightback” and robust action to mend what he called Britain’s broken society after riots and looting last week shocked Britons and tarnished its reputation abroad.

In a speech full of tough language likely to please his traditional Conservative supporters, Cameron vowed more “no-nonsense policing” and tougher sentencing to tackle gang culture and known troublemakers, and said he would to do more to promote families, boost discipline in schools, and encourage hard work.

Aug 15, 2011

UK’s Cameron: will mend “broken society” after riots

WITNEY, England (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday promised a law and order “fightback” and robust action to mend what he called Britain’s broken society after riots and looting last week shocked Britons and tarnished its reputation abroad.

In a speech full of tough language likely to please his traditional Conservative supporters, Cameron vowed more “no-nonsense policing” and tougher sentencing to tackle gang culture and known troublemakers, and said he would to do more to promote families, boost discipline in schools, and encourage hard work.

Aug 11, 2011

Cameron denies austerity drive caused UK riots

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron blamed the worst riots in Britain for decades on street gang members and opportunistic looters and denied government austerity measures or poverty caused the violence in London and other major English cities.

Cameron told an emergency session of parliament that police tactics had failed at the start of the rioting. Courts worked through the night to deal with hundreds of mostly young people arrested during the mayhem.

Aug 11, 2011

Cameron vows crackdown on rioters

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron vowed on Thursday to hunt down the street gang members and opportunistic looters he blamed for Britain’s worst violence in decades, and acknowledged that police tactics had failed at the start of the rioting.

“The fightback has well and truly begun,” the Conservative leader, grappling with a defining crisis of his 15-month-old premiership, told an emergency session of parliament.

Aug 11, 2011

British PM Cameron vows crackdown on rioters

LONDON, Aug 11 (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron
vowed on Thursday to hunt down the street gang members and
opportunistic looters he blamed for Britain’s worst violence in
decades, and acknowledged that police tactics had failed at the
start of the rioting.

“The fightback has well and truly begun,” the Conservative
leader, grappling with a defining crisis of his 15-month-old
premiership, told an emergency session of parliament.

Aug 11, 2011

UK may disrupt social networks during unrest: source

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is considering disrupting online social networking such as Blackberry Messenger and Twitter during civil unrest, Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday, a move widely condemned as repressive when used by other countries.

Egyptian authorities shut down mobile and Internet services in January during mass protests against then-President Hosni Mubarak, while China is quick to shut down online communication it sees as subversive.