Riots and Reactions

Reactions to the riots

The search for simple solutions…Telegraph

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/tomchiversscience/100100666/uk-riots-left-and-right-look-for-simple-answers-to-a-complex-problem/

Its happened time and time before – Economist

http://www.economist.com/blogs/bagehot/2011/08/civil-disorder-and-looting-hits-britain-0?fsrc=scn/fb/wl/bl/wehavebeenherebeforebritain

1981 – Brixton, Toxteth

1960s – Mods and Rockers – Brighton/Hastings.Margate

1898 – Fist fight in the old Kent Road involving 200

1862 – Garrotting Panic – leads to restoration of flogging

And of course there are the various “rebellions” that took place, eg Jack Cade, Peasants revolt, etc etc etc.  Not to mention the Viking raids of the 800s .

 

London Riots orchestrated by outsiders

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/8713298/London-riots-were-orchestrated-by-outsiders.html

 

Kenneth Clarke blames English riots on a 'broken penal system'

Almost 75% of those aged over 18 charged with offences committed during the riots had prior convictions

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/sep/05/kenneth-clarke-riots-penal-system