‘What is human decency? What does it mean to be law abiding? Last year, British PM David Cameron was all too eager to talk about such things in front of the TV cameras in the aftermath of the street disturbances in the UK. Consider his following statement.
“These are sickening scenes – scenes of people looting, vandalising, thieving, robbing, scenes of people attacking police officers and even attacking fire crews as they are trying to put out fires. This is criminality, pure and simple, and it has to be confronted and defeated. People should be in no doubt that we are on the side of the law-abiding people, who are appalled by what has happened.”
Other senior politicians came out with similar sentiments. How about we turn these words back on those who utter them? Let us hold them to account, according to the criteria that they use to judge and condemn others.’