Posts Tagged “#ukriots”

Pauline Pearce – the ‘Hackney Heroine’ – standing as Lib Dem candidate in May’s elections

by Stephen Tall on March 16, 2012

Pauline Pearce’s outspoken and down-to-earth condemnation of the London rioters at the height of the violence last summer gained the attention of the nation, and she was dubbed the ‘Heroine of Hackney’. Now she is standing for the Liberal Democrats in this May’s local elections. For those who don’t remember or have never seen Pauline’s […]

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: […]