Here’s hoping for a quieter night

Like most people in the country I’m hoping for a quieter night In Britain and an end to the rioting and looting.

I also hope the British media will stop it’s knee-jerk reaction of immediately going on a witch-hunt.  Too many in the media seem intent on blaming the professionals for perceived failings rather than the people who are actually causing the misery.

We have this with social workers who are more vilified than the parents or carers who have harmed the child in their care.  Now we are seeing the police blamed for operational failures while the rioters seem almost to be let off the hook.

I exaggerate of course.  But let’s get civil order back in control before we resort to mud-slinging.  It’s hardly the most edifying sight for our young people, nor is it a good role-model.


About Martin Lake

Martin Lake lives in the French Riviera with his wife. After studying at the University of East Anglia he worked as a teacher, trainer and company director. A serious accident shattered his arm and meant that he had to rein back his work. He decided to concentrate on writing and is now writing full-time. He writes a wide range of fiction. His main interests are historical fiction, short stories and fiction for young adults. Martin has a series of novels 'The Lost King' which are set in the years following the Norman Invasion of England. They concern Edgar Atheling, last representative of the ancient English royal dynasty and his fight to regain the throne from William the Conqueror. Martin has also published 'Artful' the further adventures of the Dodger and 'Outcasts' a novel about fall of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem. His latest novel, 'A Love Most Dangerous' is about a maid of honour who becomes the lover of Henry VIII. Martin’s work has been broadcast on radio. He won first prize in the Kenneth Grahame Society competition to write a story based on 'The Wind in the Willows.' You can get the collection, 'The Wind in the Willows Short Stories' from Amazon.
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