There are no consequences for their actions
I agree and the thugs probably know this, prisons in England and Ireland are bursting at the seams. They should be handed heavy sentences, in my opinion all violent crime should carry heavy sentences. I don't know about England but here in Ireland the courts are ridiculously lenient on violent crime.
BUT their not the only criminals for which there are no consequences for their actions, all the greedy bankers and inept and corrupt politicians get away with it too. For instance we have here in Ireland a couple of individuals who cost this country billions, two ex CEO's of two banks which through fraud and deception have literally cost this country over 100 billion euros and guess what?, they still walked away with vast fortunes, are still free and our so called justice system doesn't seem to have the where with all to do anything about it.
I believe that till we see these people being held responsible, that normal civil society will be under constant threat.
But as the old saying goes, one law for the rich and another for the poor.
I think the USA in some cases are way ahead of us in dealing with white collar crime.
Oh! this does not in ANY WAY justify the action of these thugs, peaceful demonstration is the way to go.
See you Izzie, you take care now.