Frankly I don't know what we are doing, there has been no coverage here of any related assistance. I don't suppose that we can supply enough manpower, firefighters, soldiers (what?), equipment (not in our kit just yet, give it a few years and supposed global warming), the only thing that has happened this morning is Gordy Broon has annonced us to an commitment that will last a thousand years to Iraq, Afghanistan and GW's war with everyone. The the head of the armed forces Sir Richard Dannet says we could be in Iraq and Afghanistan for a generation, which one?
As per usual the Notting Hill Carnival ended in violence with guns being discovered, teenagers being shot, others being stabbed and the police being attacked. They obviously provoked everything again.
The investigation on the 11 year old who was shot in Liverpool rumbles on with people arrested and the police without a suspect to charge and complete silence from the "community". The same usless inaction by the government who like the rest of us who have run out of ideas and as a result are running out of the country instead.
We often moan about young people who we see hanging about on street corners hands in pockets etc etc. We talk about National Service and a force of people to handle emergencies. Instead of chasing off to the far corners of the world to blow people away what is wrong in looking after our partners in Europe.
There are enough young people in Europe who need to experience different cultures and enough young people who need different experiences even if it's not the dangers of firefighting. Time for a different direction as the alleged global warming and natural disasters become a feature of European life.