DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE YEAR
THE summer’s riots caused much wailing and gnashing of teeth among the chattering classes.
They were a bit sh*t and a disappointment to the veterans of the ’81 turmoil though.
Far from being a spontaneous uprising – born of frustration and oppression – they were little more than a spontaneous grab for new TVS and training shoes.
The disorder soon petered out when the rioters realised they could already afford new 42” plasma TVS – thanks to generous state handouts supplemented by a little trade in meow-meow.