News Headlines - 11 August 2011

▽Tories on riot policing: too few, too slow, too timid - The Guardian
Cameron said: "Police chiefs have been frank with me about why this happened. Initially the police treated the situation too much as a public order issue – rather than essentially one of crime. The truth is that the police have been facing a new and unique challenge with different people doing the same thing – basically looting – in different places all at the same time."

▽David Cameron will still cut 16,000 frontline police - Mirror.co.uk
DAVID Cameron sparked fury yesterday by revealing he will press ahead with his police cuts despite the heroics of officers during the riots.

▽David Cameron considers banning suspected rioters from social media - The Guardian
David Cameron has told parliament that in the wake of this week's riots the government is looking at banning people from using social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook if they are thought to be plotting criminal activity.

▽Ealing riot: Richard Mannington Bowes dies after attack - BBC
A 68-year-old man who was critically injured as he tried he tried to stamp out a fire during riots in west London has died, Scotland Yard has said.

▽Chancellor George Osborne on collision course with unions in drive to create new jobs - Telegraph.co.uk
George Osborne has indicated that he will take on the “vested interests” of trade unions as he attempts to stimulate the economy by overhauling employment laws.







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