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Like everyone else I woke on Tuesday last week to the news that the riots which had taken place in Tottenham had spread to other parts of London. Worse was to come though as I soon learnt that not only that the rioting had spread but that it was affecting my own local neighbourhood. The original ... Read review

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For a public cause? No. Mindless vandalism? Yes. Review with images

AdvantagesNone

DisadvantagesPeople lost their homes and businesses; financial cost to the country

"...Alienated? Just who will protect your homes and communities if these cuts are made? The beat goes on. Bernie Grant has had a building named after him in Tottenham. 28 families have needed rehousing by Croydon Council thanks to these riots. London Fire Brigade dealt with 15 times more calls on 8 August than on an average Monday night. London Ambulance were called out 33 times between 7pm on Monday and 4am on Tuesday, compared with 7 callouts the ..." Read review
18.08.2011

Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional

Our Hurricane Katrina Moment? Review with images

AdvantagesIts stopped

DisadvantagesSame old divisions

"...need when they are burning your house down. ------------------------ “Hello Rioters. Look at your friend, now back to me. Now at your friend, now back to me. Sadly, he isn't me, but if he stopped using petrol bombs and started using job centre he could potentially be me. Look down, back up. Where are we? You're at an interview with the man your friend could work for. What's in your hand? Back at me. I have it. It's an application form to that ..." Read review
16.08.2011

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

A Reflection on Violence 2011

AdvantagesThe only advantage we can gain from these instances is a better understanding of one another

DisadvantagesDeath, misery, loss of income and disruption of lives en masse

"I write this now as the proverbial and literal dust has completely settled over the England riots that held media and public attention from 6th to 10th August 2011. There is a reason for this. We are now past a time where the causes of these incidents and recriminations for those involved were being debated. What once felt like Armageddon has now become a small piece of violent history. We can now reflect without the knee-jerk reactions shaped by ..." Read review
01.01.2012

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

Riots and responsibilities.

AdvantagesNothing good.

DisadvantagesEasy to make worse.

"...car and foreign holiday. It's your right to have these things and if you cannot afford to buy, then steal. After all, you are a victim here. Even Mrs Thatcher, the bane of the left, has been touted as the reason for all the disorders in the U.K. What about justice? There are various police programmes on TV but the punishments handed out for the various crimes committed seen derisory when compared to some punishments for similar offences ..." Read review
17.08.2011

Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful

My thoughts on the riots (young people and the wider issues)

AdvantagesIf it leads to tackling wider issues that have long been around then thats good

DisadvantagesViolence, looting, destroyed properties/businesses/lives, fear, unfair labelling of young people

"...sense). Feel free to share your opinions below etc., im curious to hear feedback on this. ..." Read review
14.08.2011

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