Patrick Mercer was one MP making sensible comments to the media this morning.
He firmly rejected the idea of putting the Army on the streets of London.
After all why invite another Bloody Sunday?
Patrick Mercer had personally seen the outcome of soldiers out of control which incensed a community.
If the Army were to shoot a few rioters in London there is a very real risk that London would see years, perhaps decades, of civil war on the streets.
That's an outcome which any sensible person would want to avoid.