Britain's students are finding to easier to stage a riot according to the education watchdog Ofsted.
'Compared to past disturbances by students, this week's protest over tuition fees was less than satisfactory. There is considerable room for improvement,' said Ofsted's former chief inspector Chris Woodhead. 'A few smashed windows and bobbies helmets sent flying and the Daily Mail has headlines about student hooligans and insurrection. Standards are slipping and we need to get back to traditional levels of serious street disturbance.'
Mr Woodhead added that recent riots in France 'demonstrate the superiority of French student troublemakers. Even Mr Cameron has complained that the police presence at Millbank was insufficient to offer a real challenge to the demonstrators. In France, students have to pass the tests of water cannon, CS gas and broken heads.'
Sixties demonstrator Tariq Ali agreed. 'In my day you had to work hard to get a good riot going,' he said. 'Today it's all too easy. This coalition government needs to offer undergraduates greater incentives to tear up street cobbles and create real mayhem. We had the Vietnam war. The threat of a £9000 a year tuition fee just isn't enough. On the Bullingdon Club scale of damage, Millbank was very small beer.'
Met Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson said that his officers 'expect something better that the standard of rioting we found at Millbank.
'Frankly, this was a middle-class effort. In my student days I saw better riots at Oxford and Cambridge,' he said.
'In future, universities will be encouraged to offer undergraduate courses on street fighting,' an Ofsted spokesman said. 'We shall be recommending they invite experts such as Arthur Scargill and veterans of the poll tax riots to lecture,' he added, ducking to avoid a slipper thrown at him by an upset student of Divinity.