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Video footage from last night’s disturbances in Bristol


I did not write the following, and I do not condone violence of any kind.

Watch mobile phone footage of last night’s disturbances in the Easton area of Bristol below;

Please follow the link and scroll down about one quarter of the page….

200 people had gathered in Chelsea Road to celebrate the death of Baroness Thatcher.

Bottles and cans were thrown at officers, six of whom suffered injuries. One remains in hospital.

A police vehicle was damaged and one person was arrested for violent disorder.

 8:33 PM, MON 08 APR 2013

As Britain received the news that Baroness Thatcher had died, not everyone was in mourning.

In Brixton, south London – the scene of fierce rioting in the 1980s, blamed on deep social divisions as well as racial tensions – a hastily convened party was gathering pace.

People celebrate the death of Baroness Thatcher in Brixton, south London. Credit: PA

“Thatcher herself, she represents so much of what people hate about what has happened to Britain in the last 20, 30 years,” said 40-year-old graphic designer Ben Windsor.

Some people shouted: “Maggie, Maggie, Maggie, dead, dead, dead.” Credit: PA

One woman, who gave her name as Claire, said: “That woman made my youth a misery. I think that she was to blame for most of the ills of society. And most of the things that poor people and ill people are now being blamed for were her fault.”

As police watched on, people arrived clutching cans of lager and bottles of wine and shouting “she’s dead!”Credit: PA

Another demonstrator said: “She started the whole neo-liberal madness we’re all suffering from now.

“People in Brixton suffered. People in Brixton suffered directly because of her policies.”

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A backbone buried in a car park has been confirmed as that of the Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg.

The spine has been missing since May 2010, its whereabouts unknown until this week.

Historians say that the discovery of the backbone also indicates that Clegg was born with one face, as opposed to the two we are used to seeing him with.

“It’s amazing to see what he looks like with a spine and just one face. It’s like you could just talk to him, have a conversation with him right now,” said Lib Dem party member Philippa Liberally. “Of course, he’d ignore everything you say and mutter something about having to make compromises when you’re in government… But still.”

“He’s normally just bones, just a body,” added historian Paddy Ashdown-Hill. “But now that I’ve seen this reconstruction, he’s really come to life. I felt almost in the presence of an actual, living Liberal Democrat.”

The backbone was discovered in a pub car park, where David Cameron‘s daughter was also found in 2012. Fortunately, she had only been missing for 15 minutes.