What caused the riots? It’s more than just the economy, stupid.

by Stephen Tall on August 11, 2011

Aditya Chakrabortty has a pretty compelling article in today’s Guardian scrutinising the political responses to the past few days’ rioting under the concise headline, UK riots: political classes see what they want to see. He summarises the binary analysis that has dominated: If you’re a leftwinger, the causes of the violence and looting are straightforward: […]