From an article in the Sunday Herald.
Detective Chief Superintendent John Carnochan of the Vioence Reduction Unit, Strathclyde Police, when asked if the riots could happen in Glasgow:-
“We have all the same factors of deprivation and unemployment here and we have them in spades. But it seems to me that the gangs that Cameron described were criminal gangs with hierarchical structure and there was criminality in those gangs and guarding their turf. Our gangs are not like that. In Glasgow we coined the phrase ‘recreational violence’. Fighting wasn’t a means to an end, it was just recreational violence. Maybe our guys couldn’t be bothered with rioting:they’re happy to be having a drink and a fight. So I think the nature of the gangs is one of the key differences.”
In other words up here we’re too busy drinking tonic and chibbing each other to be arsed rioting. Makes you proud doesn’t it?
Upsetters – No Peace dub