Thursday, August 11, 2011

British Prime Minister David Cameron

"You will pay for what you have done"







British Prime Minister David Cameron promised Parliament Thursday to punish Britain's rioters. "You will pay for what you have done," he warned the rioters, telling Parliament "We will not let the violent few beat us." Cameron has been coming under pressure to reverse some austerity measures, but he stood by his decision to slash nearly $4 billion in police spending, promising that Britain would still be able to "surge" the number of cops it has in recent days. Cameron said he would keep 16,000 cops on the ground in London through the weekend and also to consider bringing in military troops in a secondary role. He also pledged compensation to individuals and businesses damaged by rioting; gave police the power to order suspects to remove face masks; and rejected calls for a public inquiry. - DBeast