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Steve Voltage
12 Jul 18 12:50
Date Joined: 23 May 09
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Report DenzilPenberthy July 12, 2018 1:56 PM BST
Just another day in paradise CrazySad
Report BonnieDday July 12, 2018 2:20 PM BST
That anyone, regardless of their age and background, should be beaten "to a pulp" is absolutely disgraceful.

Putting more police out "on patrol to reassure the public" will achieve very little and is unlikely to prevent random attacks of this nature.

If the politicians are serious about tackling mindless and vicious behaviour like this, then the law or the sentencing guidelines need to be changed, either to discourage those minded to perpetrate it or to ensure that if they do, then they go away for a very long time and are removed from the streets. Life without parole should be considered in appropriate cases. Even the thickest of numbskulls might understand the impact of this, although there will always be some who won't be discouraged just as murders continued in the days when Albert Pierrepoint was usefully employed in prisons. Political rhetoric doesn't cut the ice.

I understand all the arguments about those in prison without hope of release becoming even more dangerous with nothing to lose and that there would not be enough prisons. So be it. A price worth paying. Build some more and generate jobs.
Report treetop July 12, 2018 3:12 PM BST
It needs high profile people to suffer before the Establishment changes tack and acts.
Report moisok July 12, 2018 4:31 PM BST
I hate to say it but Trump is right about the threat to yanks in landan
Report dave1357 July 12, 2018 5:29 PM BST
moisok is completely confused.  He thinks a UK ambassador to the US is an american.
Report kincsem July 12, 2018 5:31 PM BST
I think he is still confused.
Report Injera July 12, 2018 5:49 PM BST
Can't believe this happened at Victoria. Never known a problem there.
Report moisok July 12, 2018 5:57 PM BST
Khan meanwhile wants a balloon of a man in a nappy hoisted over landan

says it all really
Report SontaranStratagem July 12, 2018 6:02 PM BST
Trump deserves the same privilege as other presidents and world leaders, he should be allowed to come in and not have to worry about his life being in danger, its a disgrace they are resorting to this level imo

I don't like the bloke either but he should be treated well on his visit
Report moisok July 12, 2018 6:04 PM BST
50 percent aren't opposed to his visit  interesting isn't it

with all the pots banging away I thought the whole country opposed

apparently not the case
Report Injera July 12, 2018 6:07 PM BST
Khan balloon has raised 40k in 5 days!
Report moisok July 12, 2018 6:12 PM BST
shame they couldn't have opposed the real despots who have visited here since 2020
Report themightymac July 12, 2018 6:53 PM BST
Mugging a 74 year old man is disgraceful. The culprits should be severely punished. 15yo girl and 16yo boy arrested.
Report moisok July 12, 2018 6:54 PM BST
released if you believe the news??!!
Report BonnieDday July 12, 2018 6:58 PM BST
Doubtless won't be named "for legal reasons" if charged.

Just over 100 years ago, 15 and 16 year olds were enlisting for the trenches.

God help us. What a world.
Report broadsword July 12, 2018 7:03 PM BST
well said moisok
Report TheBetterBettor July 13, 2018 8:33 AM BST
....There was no trouble in Russia during the world cup.

Time to get those cops on the streets of london...
Report treetop July 13, 2018 9:31 PM BST
Old Vlad gets a bad press but he has run a very good WC competition,no riots and fighting of any note.
Report lfc1971 July 14, 2018 8:20 AM BST
When the people of a country are normal and fairly civilised you don’t need a dictator to keep them in line
Report lfc1971 July 14, 2018 8:21 AM BST
Perhaps we could model ourselves on Japan or some other beautiful country , too difficult ?
Report STUDYFORM July 14, 2018 10:55 AM BST

Jul 14, 2018 -- 2:20AM, lfc1971 wrote:

When the people of a country are normal and fairly civilised you don’t need a dictator to keep them in line

WTF sort of ridiculous comment is that?????
Even by your standards lfc it's a mad thing to write.

Report lfc1971 July 14, 2018 11:02 AM BST
What on earth are you on about now study ?
Report bigmo July 14, 2018 11:04 AM BST
Beat me to it treetop. Shame but true.
Report lfc1971 July 14, 2018 11:07 AM BST
The Russia people might be a particularly savage people and that is why they need a brutal dictator to keep them in line , I don’t know
Well it’s been that way for the past 100 years at least
Report InsiderTrader July 14, 2018 11:08 AM BST
14 Jul 18 08:21
Joined: 06 Nov 11
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Perhaps we could model ourselves on Japan or some other beautiful country , too difficult ?


Japan does not have lots of different cultures that it has to try to integrate.
Report lfc1971 July 14, 2018 11:11 AM BST
There’s no doubt IT it depends on the people , no matter where they come from , it’s not something to be admired imo
I do admire Japan , maybe there’s a lesson there for us all
Report lfc1971 July 14, 2018 11:12 AM BST
You see America gave Japan democracy , not brutal dictatorship
And to there great credit it seems to suit them , they deserve great credit for that
Report lfc1971 July 14, 2018 11:14 AM BST
no idea what even studyform could find fault with there
Report lfc1971 July 14, 2018 11:18 AM BST
He might try to , possibly bigmo as well , they’re like that
Report ufcdan July 14, 2018 5:51 PM BST
Japan !!!!!! Don't think they let any non Japanese into the country until the 1800s and have only started having immigrants in the last 30 years or so........hardly diverse Mischief
Report akabula July 14, 2018 7:17 PM BST
Not a lot of crime in the Falklands SF, maybe truth in what lfc says.
Report themightymac July 14, 2018 8:33 PM BST
The Russians don`t have a dictator, they have an elected President.
Report Ibrahima Sonko July 14, 2018 10:22 PM BST
Report betting_masta July 15, 2018 12:31 AM BST
we've all got to watch our backs now, at any age. scum bags are out there trying to rob us for what we have and are willing to beat us up to get it. watch your backs people, don't trust anyone, and learn Kung fu
Report lfc1971 July 15, 2018 7:22 AM BST
themightymac probably thinks Stalin wasn’t a dictator just because they voted in soviet Russia
oh well , that’s what you are up against .
Report Dr Crippen July 15, 2018 5:08 PM BST
Japan hasn't got a problem with immigration diversity or political correctness.

Simply because they don't let in immigrants and they're naturally polite.

Imagine the heaven on earth this country would be if we'd gone down the same route as Japan.
Report saddo July 15, 2018 5:18 PM BST
My brother worked there for over 25 years, I don't think dual nationality was ever a possibility. You go there to work and pay taxes-no handouts if you don't earn enough to live- and unless you marry a Japanese lady, you go home.
Report alun2005 July 15, 2018 5:28 PM BST
No-one should be surprised as to how and why Japan has mostly avoided the nightmare of Islamic Terror. And rightly so.

Is it a coincidence that the countries with the least amount of a well-known Peaceful Religion inside their borders manage to avoid the Jihadist cancer?
Report Platini July 15, 2018 6:07 PM BST
Japan knows CoolCoolCool
Report Dr Crippen July 15, 2018 6:13 PM BST
Australia hasn't got the same problems that we have either.
They've also put a block on immigration.

What is about Europeans that we always choose the disastrous route to go down?
Report detraveller July 15, 2018 6:39 PM BST
Japan definitely isn't the best country for asylum seekers. They are polite but don't gift nationalities.

Also, they are a hardworking nation, unlike most in Europe where the natives simply don't want to do the dirty work and are happy letting other nationalities take the jobs(but whine about the consequences).
Report lfc1971 July 15, 2018 6:57 PM BST
The Europeans are certainly a very lazy bunch , especially the Germans
Report lfc1971 July 15, 2018 7:06 PM BST
And the Dutch are as bad ,they can’t wait to down tools at 5:00 to go running back home , impossible to get them to work Saturday orSunday
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