Riots are taking place across London. North, East and South London, to be precise. I've always said 'West Is Best' and here is proof.
These riots have nothing to do with the original protests over the killing of Mark Duggan by police officers two weeks ago,but all to do with young unemployed thugs taking advantage of the situation.
photos; The Daily Mail
TV images of hooded hooligans smashing shop windows, looting and throwing bricks at the police have been filling our screens for the last two days.
I can't see the riots reaching Greenford. Not because the residents are more law-abiding, but simply because there is nothing in our high street worth looting! Yes, sad but true.
Greenford High Street shopping consists of a few news agents, a KFC, 2 kebab shops, 2 charity shops and...that's about it!
The tiny High Street Shopping Centre (if you can call it that) consists of three (yes, 3) shops. A mobile phone repair shop a hairdresser an a haberdashery shop. I can't see looters going through the trouble of planning a raid in Greenford for a few reels of cotton and a couple of cheap handbags.
Or to smash-and-grab at Poundland.
Greenford is one of the few examples of 'less means more'