Last Thursday, a known felon with an illegal, lethal fire-arm was shot dead by the police. The details of the incident are still emerging following an investigation by the IPCC. In the weekend that followed, riots erupted in Tottenham.
There's a strong suggestion that many of the actions in Tottenham appeared to be pre-planned. Some of the explosive 'devices' could not have come from a spontaneous reaction - they had to be procured, stored and transported. It looked premeditated. Blame will be thrown around - mostly aimed at the current government, there will of course be no mention of inflammatory rhetoric by the 'revolutionary' types, of course not - that's only reserved for right-wing commentators.
Following the mayhem, no one is asking 'Who benefited from these riots?' The government didn't. The police didn't. The businesses didn't. The local authority didn't. The residents didn't. And then you see it:
The Race Relations industry is big in this country - rivalling the per capita spending of this type in the US and more than any of our European neighbours. With the bonfire of the QUANGOs and pragmatic approach to spending on 'community outreach' programmes funding of this nature has shrunk drastically and is set to be cut even further.
Add to this the backdrop of the past 10 years (9/11 being a trigger point) funding of this type has mostly shifted to the Muslim demographic away from the traditional black youth programmes.
The giants of the Race Relations industry have a lot vested in the continuation of state funding. Many of these so-called community organisations are headed by dodgy characters and cronies of the PC-brigade so often favoured by politicians that aim for the ethnic minority vote, which usually come in blocks.
A knee-jerk reaction by the government will see the reinstatement of a lot of funding flows once again to these race relations 'experts'. They're rubbing their hands with glee. Everyone knows who they are.