- March 28, 2012
The final report from the Riots Communities and Victims Panel established by the government to investigate the causes of last August’s riots and their possible policy responses has just been published. In addition to ‘poor parenting’, failing schools and social deprivation, the report describes commercialism and materialism as significant driving forces behind the riots, which...
- August 09, 2011
Prophecy is never an exact science, but Nick Cohen’s observation in Sunday’s Observer ‘No riots in Britain. Just quiet, ever-deeper anxiety’ must go down as one of the more spectacularly ill-timed examples of media punditry in recent years.
In the space of two days, a chain of riots and disturbances has spread across the country...