Spud Hughes calls to let me know that he has fled the mean streets of London for the safety and tranquility of downtown Belfast. My how times have changed.
In Belfast of course, they are rather scornful of the English ability to riot. In East and West Belfast, a number of paramilitary organizations are seizing entrepreneurial opportunity and offering to set up classes on petrol bombing, barricade building and advanced dustbin-lid banging. Skills–they’re never wasted.