Saturday, 13 August 2011
Now the term has come back to haunt the leaders of the coalition government in Britain. We've heard Prime Minister, David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg demand that the criminals involved in this week's rioting face the consequences of their actions. As the Prime Minister said, "Anyone charged with violent disorder and other serious offences should expect to be remanded in custody, not let back on the streets; and anyone convicted should expect to go to jail."
The Social Media has seen the resurrection of stories these leaders would have prefered forgotten.
The Financial Times - in their respected "Westminster Blog", ran an exclusive about Cameron and his involvement in the drunken and disorderly activities of the Bullingdon Club (April 4th 2010) - available here.
In 2007 Nick Clegg's conviction for arson as a teenager was revealed. The BBC reported on the story here.