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Parliament recalled


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Prime Minister David Cameron has recalled parliament following continued rioting in major cities across the UK this week. Last night saw further violence in which three men were killed by a car driver and where police stations and businesses were targeted.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was booed by local residents in Birmingham in the Midlands when he went to visit affected areas. London Mayor Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Theresa May visited Clapham in South West London and received a hostile reception from local people.

Although all police leave was cancelled and record numbers of police were on the streets the disturbances continued. The events are going to bring in to question funding cuts imposed on police authorities and the lack of an adequate response from police in the early stages of the riots. The opposition Labour Party is sure to ask questions about the time it took for the Prime Minister and London Mayor to return from their holidays and the slow response from the Home Secretary.

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