to the rioting:
Looking at limits on Twitter and Facebook? That's your answer? Buddy, I hate to break it to you, but they almost burned Los Angeles down back in the '90s, when cell phones were the size of bricks and didn't even have custom ring-tones, let alone 3G internet connections. Hell, the Watts Riots of the '60s happened half a decade before you could play Space War over ARPANET, let alone Farmville on Facebook.
If this simpering twit had been running things during the Blitz, he would have formed a committee to study the feasibility of outlawing Nazi bombers. (The Department of Transport would have grounded the Spitfires and Hurricanes as being too dangerous and insufficiently bulletproof.)
Not to mention that someone loudly proclaiming that allowing the subjects to own arms and USE them in self-defense will probably have him in the lead of condemning such as horrible and nasty and unthinkable(and effective, but he won't mention that); it appears that most Brit politicians will forever think that burning in your home or business, or being assaulted in the streets because the cops can't or won't get there is far preferable than the subjects getting uppity and thinking self-defense, including with arms, is an idea whose time has come again.