The people who took part in the riots are from our society.
They are our neighbours and our work colleagues. We sit next to them on the bus and visit the same shops.
Casting them into outer darkness is exactly what you would expect from a ruling cabal who will not accept that the divisions in society are largely of their making.
And where are they to go, these enemies of our society, when the fight-back has been won?
Prison? Internment camps?
I fear Cameron already has the answer in his mind – though he will not speak it clearly.
It’s the idea of ghettoes, where the undeserving poor can be kept and contained through heavy policing, CCTV surveillance, and the use of benefits as a stick to intimidate, without the need to use the courts, with their inconvenient interest in evidence and justice.
That is Cameron’s vision.
Hmmm. Penny Red on stilts.
I’d predict that eventually Caroline Lucas will find out that using apocalyptic language about non-apocalyptic situations doesn’t help anyone – especially the person using it.
But by then it will probably be too late for her to benefit, and she will be declaring her own eulogy from her political grave.