Riots (so called)
The events of last week were not "riots" as in protests or as Wiki defined.
This was naked anarchy a la Mad Max and the prepertrators could not articulate adequately why they were doing it (not that many could actually "articulate" anyway).
Not having a job, beacuse "the foreign workers stole them" or "the bankers stole their future" or not "having respect" (a two way street, I thought) makes it ok to literally kick someone to death, does it? Or rob another, after he's had his skull caved in?
I have acted for recruitment and labour providors, whose first hand experience is they can only get non UK workers to do a lot of jobs the indigenous population feel is beneath them. Also that the average non UK worker does actually have a work ethic.
Lastly, on cuts - as accountants, we should all know if income is insufficient and expenses are too high, it has to come from somewhere - in the case of Labour, borrowing. Cuts ARE needed, unless we wish to join Greece and Ireland, the US and likely Italy, Spain and Portugal.
"Smutty" CalendarsAt the end of the day, we sould remember that there is a time a place. What may be appropriate in a teenage male's bedroom, men's locker room or exhaust fitting bay, certainly is not in a professional office, with a mix of sexes and age groups.
That said, I think a lot of these people need to get a perspective. Human beings were blown up in our capital a month ago, human beings are dying in Africa now - get real, guys 'n' girls.