I certainly think it shouldn't be held in a residential area - it must be a complete nightmare for peolpe who live there. It shouldn't be cancelled though - the children will have spent months preparing dance routines, music etc.
It has been suggested moving it to Hyde Park in the past - this seems a good solution to me. I think that would make it less of a burden on the Met - it it's cancelled it is giving in to thugs
In theory yes but it is a Caribbean event and how to put this, their community are somewhat prone to active participation in criminal acts during this carnival and it is a total waste of police time as it always kicks off and always requires heavy policing!
If nowt else it'll give plod a chance to eyeball all the little scroats who've been in hiding for a few weeks! I say let it go ahead but plaster cctv shots of those still 'wanted' alles uber der platz!
this minority of the London community involved in the riots will hopefully be on remand during B/H weekend. The Carnival is an international event which I guess brings tourists to London. We don't want our city to get the reputation of being an unattractive place to visit - many tourists have a good time here. All it needs is for police chiefs to allow robust policing methods and zero tolerance for any trouble. Sunday (Childrens' Day) is usually ok as I understand it - trouble usually kicks off Monday when people get drunk/stoned the thieves emerge to rob punters.