Why Did the Celtic Nations Remain Quiet?

#1
Interesting angle of thought on the riots that has not been covered yet to my Knowledge.

Why did all the Celtic nations of the U.K behave themselves and remain quiet during the riots in England?

It was good that they did, don't get me wrong, but the laws of the land regarding Westminster's cutbacks for example affect all our Celtic brothers too!

Could Celtic government devolution of had something to do with it?
 
#2
In south east Wales it was down to an increase in government subsidised Strongbow, Heroin, repeats of Wales rugby matches from the 70's, and Roids.

Everyone was too busy getting tanked up, shooting up, reliving the glory days, or lifting weights to bother rioting.
 
#3
Because no one would have seen the difference.
 
#5
Research the Demography of UK by country and ethnicity.

Might give you a starting point.
 
#6
because we saw it as an opportunity to score some one upmanship points.

"have you seen the riots in ENGLAND? its terrible. no, no, nothing like that here. we're just different, its not in our culture"

plus we were too busy getting pissed/smacked up and watching it on the council telly
 
#7
In NI we have a rioting season. Civil disturbances at any other time are considered bad form.

Scotland as pointed out has lots of rain. Rain and plasma tv's don't mix. Scots only riot on English soil i.e Wembley 1977, Manchester 2008 and any Lidl that has run out of Buckfast.

Wales will never see a riot, For as much as they dislike the English they dislike each other even more and wold not tell each other where to riot. Irrationaly though they do contimplating grassing up friends they think would riot.

Other socioeconomic and environmental considerations also come on to play such as the exposure of your ancestors to large amounts of sunshine and a liking of water melon.
 
#8
Smaller, more homogenous cities. Rain. Old-fashioned policing. Civic pride still exists. Rain. Better things to do. Did I mention the rain?

Yorkshire and the North East were also pretty quiet and they're not Celtic.
 
#11
In NI we have a rioting season. Civil disturbances at any other time are considered bad form.

Scotland as pointed out has lots of rain. Rain and plasma tv's don't mix. Scots only riot on English soil i.e Wembley 1977, Manchester 2008 and any Lidl that has run out of Buckfast.

Wales will never see a riot, For as much as they dislike the English they dislike each other even more and wold not tell each other where to riot. Irrationaly though they do contimplating grassing up friends they think would riot.

Other socioeconomic and environmental considerations also come on to play such as the exposure of your ancestors to large amounts of sunshine and a liking of water melon.
did they ever get round to issuing campaign medals for that?
 
#12
Because taxpayer subsidies from the English already keep them amply provided with the various intoxicants, home entertainment systems etc around which their lives revolve. Why bother stealing stuff that you qualify to get off the social by being short and having a peculiar accent?
 
#15
Interesting angle of thought on the riots that has not been covered yet to my Knowledge.

Why did all the Celtic nations of the U.K behave themselves and remain quiet during the riots in England?

It was good that they did, don't get me wrong, but the laws of the land regarding Westminster's cutbacks for example affect all our Celtic brothers too!

Could Celtic government devolution of had something to do with it?
I don't think that's quite so. There are no tuition fees in Scotland or Wales, not sure about educational allowance.

It could also be that now having their own National Assemblies that they feel removed from direct control from Westminster and have a greater affinity with their own assemblies. If they feel happy with the way their Assembly rules then they are less likely to kick off against Westminster.
You'll probably find that the National Assemblies will also lead to full independence as many people see Westminster as less and less relevant to their lives.
 
#17
There's very simple reasons why the Celt countries didn't riot - the Jocks were all too smacked up, it's the wrong time of the year for NI and England's rioters were amateurs compared to them anyway and the Welsh don't have electricity so they couldn't get any ideas from the telly.
 
#18
I don't think that's quite so. There are no tuition fees in Scotland or Wales, not sure about educational allowance.

It could also be that now having their own National Assemblies that they feel removed from direct control from Westminster and have a greater affinity with their own assemblies. If they feel happy with the way their Assembly rules then they are less likely to kick off against Westminster.
You'll probably find that the National Assemblies will also lead to full independence as many people see Westminster as less and less relevant to their lives.
the scottish parliament has managed to shield scotland from some of the cuts because the snp are acting purely in the interests of scotland, it may lead to indepenence in the future but at the moment there's not much of an appetite for it. a lot of people who vote for the snp in scotland would never do so in the westminster elections. one of the reasons the other parties are faltering up here is that they are seen as towing the uk party line.

personally i dont see why there shouldnt be a devolved parliament for england and then a sort of upper house dealing with uk issues.
 
#19
the scottish parliament has managed to shield scotland from some of the cuts because the snp are acting purely in the interests of scotland, it may lead to indepenence in the future but at the moment there's not much of an appetite for it. a lot of people who vote for the snp in scotland would never do so in the westminster elections. one of the reasons the other parties are faltering up here is that they are seen as towing the uk party line.

personally i dont see why there shouldnt be a devolved parliament for england and then a sort of upper house dealing with uk issues.
I don't think there'll be a movement just that Westminster will be seen to have so little relevance to people's day-to-day life. A bit like the European Parliament. It's hardly ever reported on, we certainly don't get daily reports like we do from Westminster or the National Assemblies (here I assume in Wales/Scotland you get daily reports).

If Westminster became the upper house for the National Assemblies then you could do away with the House of Lords but would still be left with the problem of having a purely politically polarised Upper House rather than a, relatively, unaligned overseer.
 
#20
It's no fun rioting in the Celtic fringe, you can't break a pub window which has been bricked up for years, you can't torch a house which is so damp even the toads under the bed have athletes foot and what would you loot there? A twenty year supply of soggy shortbread, porridge spirtles, plastic bagpipes with chinese instruction manuals and dolls in funny hats?

Pointless.....
 

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