During the day in a Big Society, spirit of the blitz stay calm and keep on moment, people took to the streets of London armed with brooms and black bin bags to clear up the mess the babies had left behind. In the evening Police were given the powers to use rubber bullets against any rioters. Groups of residents also took to the streets ready to protect their communities.
So in economic hard times and cuts to budgets what’s their answer to protecting the people and their property gonna be?
The Community Accredited Safety Scheme. It was set up a few years ago by the then New Labour Government. Basically it’s were security firms are granted a licence to operate, and their guards are given some of the powers that police officers have, like stopping groups of people, confiscating alcohol from young people and taking names and addresses. Currently there are 127 of these CAS schemes set up, I expect this number will rise after these recent events.
This is the future they’d like; people doing things for themselves and working together as a community, and the private sector providing services that the state would normally have provided, and everyone lives happily ever after.