Riotous Clichés

I don’t think David Cameron’s holiday in Tuscany has done his political clichés much good, commenting today on the rioters:

If you are old enough to commit these crimes, you are old enough to face the punishment.”

Don’t you see David? Punishment doesn’t rhyme with crime. And shouldn’t it be ‘do the crime’?

How about, “If you’re old enough to do the establishment, you’re old enough to do the punishment”? Perhaps not snappy enough.

“If you’re going to run amok, you’re going to come unstuck”? That doesn’t come across as being especially tough does it.

Let’s try the honest approach for a change: “If you’re old enough to commit these crimes, you’re old enough to face a community service order.”

UPDATE: As confirmed by The Magistrate’s Blog

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2 comments… Add yours
  • Jay from The Depp Effect 9th August 2011

    I am deeply saddened by the events of the last few days – since when is it going to help anything to go out and cause damage and injury? I bet these same young thugs have some pretty strong words to say about terrorists and about anyone who causes pain to their own families.

    You’re right, of course. Asbos all round. *Sigh*

  • Yorkshire Pudding 10th August 2011

    If Cameron’s old enough to lie about his relations with Murdoch and News International, he’s old enough to have his various homes trashed by marauding hoodies, innit?


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