Upon seeing the video of Mr. Tomlinson being clubbed with a nightstick and pushed to the ground, two words sprang to mind.
The first was 'Raus!'
The second was 'Schnell!'
I have appended some comments to the article linked to above. It is not cynical to suggest that the policeman who struck Mr. Tomlinson would never have come forward had he not been caught on camera. I may have missed it, but the lack of public sympathy for Mr. Tomlinson's family from any political figure has been disgusting. None of our radical barristers and professional civil libertarians seem to have expressed any outrage - so remind me, just what is the point of Shami Chakrabarti? Political worship of the police has resulted in arrogance bred from over-edification, over-resourcing and over-rating. For this, those elements within the Conservative Party who are little more than psychopathic bullies, publicly stating their desire for 'young thugs' to be 'birched' and to receive short, sharp shocks, are largely to blame.