British Riots… Fascinating Perspectives

Posted by on Aug 11, 2011

There have been some fascinating pieces written about the riots that have been afflicting the UK of late – and published by papers that you would not automatically assume would take such a stance. Thus their impact is possibly all the more powerful.

Two pieces in the Telegraph have really caught my eye. One by Mary Riddell, writing quite brilliantly on inequality: The other is written by Cristina Odone, on how “immigrants love this country more than we do”:

Aditya Chakrabortty in the Guardian has some enlightening views: and Brendan O’Neill of Spiked does not mince words:

History will reveal whether we learn from this dark episode or not, but such perspectives are a starting point.