It has been a week since London was gripped by violent riots and anarchy, but now that Cameron has returned from sunning himself in Italy all is fixed. Government and democracy has won but they are not the biggest winners this week, Cameron is.
The PM was strangely absent for three nights of the disorder. By the time he returned, large parts of London had seen mass looting and running battles between youths and outnumbered police, it had also spread to other parts of the UK. When he came back he swung into action, and seemingly stopped everything, and got Britain working again. This was a magical fix for a dithering government. Thatcher had her Falklands war, bush 9/11 , and Cameron now has his London Riots.
It might be seen as political suicide to stay away for so long, but it could also save him and some of his policy’s. However if he is to survive this, his biggest bonus will come from what laws he can now introduce keep the masses in check. social media censorship, mobile black outs, a crack down on protest, and the introduction of riot control for police (while still cutting numbers). It is a gamble for him, but he may just pull it off. If not he still has four years to repair any damage.
My point is, and this is not a conspiracy theory, Cameron did not plan the riots, what he did was see a opportunity after the Tottenham riot to sit and wait. If it passed no harm done, if it escalated he would then return cape in tow to save the country. It is actions like this that we sadly expect from our leaders these days, political will is broke and its far better if its the will of the public that can be bent, even if they have to be scared shitless' first.