Makes You Proud To Be Scottish, By The Way

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

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6 Responses to Makes You Proud To Be Scottish, By The Way

  1. Scott says:

    I have just finished reading the article in question and, sadly, he does have a point. Probably be a riot if the offies stopped selling “the wine”…

  2. swiss adam says:

    I can't make any meaningful comment about this other than Uh?!

  3. darkdance says:

    Drew, your reply to my comment a couple days ago echos loudly. It must be a fine time to be a male on the hunt in a land where so many other males are removing themselves from the gene pool. It's unnatural selection. If you get my… point.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Typical Scot – No riots up there, surely something to boast about, but oh no, you can find something to whine about that's been happening since the 50's….

  5. ANCB says:

    lol @ Anon…

    You wanna try living up here mate, you'd 'whine' then too…

  6. drew says:

    Anon – Come on give us your real name, Kelvin MacKenzie by any chance.

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