Inspired by Katie, just a reminder that Liverpool is an amazing city, even at times like this. The 'riots' aren't representative of the true nature of scousers and we won't let it mar our name. It hurts to see people make comments about the riots being 'normal' in Liverpool and how all the houses are boarded up and the cars torched anyway so you can't tell the difference between before and after the riots. Why is there such a prejudice against the city? Liverpool is a fantastic place, yes it had it's problems in the past and still has problems now, but the Liverpool that I know is a city full of amazing radicals who are so friendly & helpful. Take for instance our neighbours: they pushed a little 'welcome to the street' card through a few days after we got the keys to our house. You can walk down the street in Liverpool and say 'hello' to someone and not be frowned upon. People were out on Smithdown Road with their brooms helping to clean up after both nights of violence. This is the Liverpool I love.
My thoughts go out to all those in Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham and London also. Stick together <3