I\’ve posted this before yet asinine MSM reporters continue to make statements on air such as \’leaving businesses with a big bill\’. So any journalists reading please pay close attention. Look at your insurance policy; go the exclusions and find the word that occurs between \’radioactivity\’ and \’terrorism\’. Yep. Riot. All that damage – if caused by 12 or more persons in a group acting in common purpose – is riot damage and excluded from all insurance policies. So who pays? The taxpayer does. Under the Riot and Damages Act of 1886, claims (in London) are met in the first instance by the Met police – and are then reclaimed from council tax payers by an increase in the police precept. Except Council taxes have been pegged – so now something will have to close to pay for it, like a leisure centre or a community youth project – with the site probably sold to a commercial developer. And these monkeys think they\’re smart.
There\’s a truth there but it\’s not all of the truth.
For the riot exemption to come into play in an insurance contract the police have to charge someone with riot.
And as the police (and then the taxpayers) have to pay for the damages caused by a riot the police are very, very, wary of charging anyone with riot.
I\’m told that, although have not checked or even know where to check, that during the poll tax riots no one was actually charged with riot.
Incentives do matter you know…..