Four years ago, it was Dave “Hug a Hoodie” Cameron.
Of course, our Prime Minister was away on holiday when Tottenham, Clapham and Croydon were burning last week.
But yesterday, after recalling Parliament, the former Bullingdon Club member said this in the House of Commons:
“When I visited Croydon, I found real anger on the streets about what happened and how it could be allowed to happen. There was a lot of questioning about police tactics and the police presence.”
Inside Croydon has already received a number of eye-witness accounts about how the police handled the volatile situation at Wild West Croydon on Monday night. London Road traders and online commenters have strongly suggested that certain areas were abandoned to the arsonists and looters, while a “premium” policing service was provided to an area of the High Street.
- What did you see?
- What were you told by police on Monday night?
- Did you feel abandoned to lawlessness by ill-equip officers, or were you well-protected?
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