The shock horror lazy journalism is not leading to simplistic cap doffing awe anymore. The paper of the retired establishment, The Daily Mail no less provides the clue. The DAILY MAIL website that shows 76% of Daily Mail readers polled supported the students AFTER THE LATEST RIOTS!
They frenetically rub the old lamp to get the time honoured response. 'Miiror mirror on the wall who are the naughtiest of all' ask the journalists rhetorically, but the unexpected answer is definately NOT the students. This is similar to the unexpected result of the 'Who Rules Britian' election Ted Heath set up in 1974 (the Unions or the Tories) when Labour won.
Every old strategem of the police/press fails to work, 'outsiders, hijackers, thugs, Latvians'. It used to turn opinion but now it is not working any longer.
They are desperate, the old certainties do not work and this is before most of the Trade unions get involved in anti cuts protest too. The great British traditions of working class liberty are back with a vengeance. Tweeting is allowing instant communication of the truth and is fortifying rebellion, no longer do the 'divide and rule' establishment tactics work so easily.
76% SUPPORT THE STUDENTS, the violence rather than discouraging and 'alienating public opinion' energises and electrifies the resistance movements.
I checked this just now & the EVIDENCE is HERE, follow the link;
Do you still support the students after these riots?
* Yes 76%
* No 24%