Amiri Howe, the gobby bloke with comedy glasses who was haranguing the London Mayor today turns out to be Darcus Howe’s son, see more of the family history here. The Ealing and Acton Gazette lapped it up fast enough here and no doubt Howe fils will be all over the London news bulletins.
It costs young people Â£30,000 to go to university now. Did you pay to go to university Boris? Did you go to university? Itâ€™s Â£30,000 to send a youth to prison. Dâ€™you pay to go uni? Youâ€™ve got money to send youths to prison, but you ainâ€™t got money to send youths to university.
The media loves a character. Shame he is talking moral equivalencing rubbish. The rioters are criminal thugs. The government is attempting to balance the books and is doing the right thing.
Father and son need to explain why it is only one small group who feel the need to destroy. Rather than making Black Power salutes Howe fils needs to explain why Afro-Caribbean youngsters have been in the vanguard of the looting, arson and vicious assaults we have seen across London in the last week. Failing that a bit of silence from these two would be appreciated, by me anyway.