What is the main cause of the riots

What is the main cause of the riots

  • Social unjustice

    Votes: 4 4.1%
  • Policy of previous (Labour) government

    Votes: 42 43.3%
  • Police of current (conservative) government

    Votes: 4 4.1%
  • Big number of illegal immigrants

    Votes: 6 6.2%
  • Poor state of the police and law-enforcement structures

    Votes: 24 24.7%
  • British political and economic system

    Votes: 17 17.5%

  • Total voters
    97
#1

Command_doh

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Book Reviewer
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Biscuits_AB

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#5
None of them. If you feel that you can support your points (any or all of them) then let's hear it.
 
#6
Make some more theads about this, I dare you. At least this one doesn't have a newspaper link for once I suppose.

Seriously, do you do anything else in your life apart from trolling forums?
I just add the link... especially for you.

London and UK riots: live - Telegraph

Cameron: 'Some parts of society are not just broken, but sick'
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Boris Johnson: government is wrong to cut police numbers
 
#7
None of them. If you feel that you can support your points (any or all of them) then let's hear it.
Exactly, none of them.

Or even, a little bit of all of them ... except the "big number of illegal immigrants", as the vast majority of the non-white participants will be the descendants of people who emigrated to the UK legally, well before I was born. Which was a long time ago.

Plus (and mainly) sheer opportunistic greed.
 
#9
There is no legitimate reason for the "riots". They are simply an excuse for thieving little scrotes and possibly opportunistic and organised "real" criminals.
 
#10
Exactly, none of them.

Or even, a little bit of all of them ... except the "big number of illegal immigrants", as the vast majority of the non-white participants will be the descendants of people who emigrated to the UK legally, well before I was born. Which was a long time ago.

Plus (and mainly) sheer opportunistic greed.
Well, propose your own explanation, your cause that is the most relevant.
 
#12
None of above.

The reason for riots was clearly demonstrated on BBC News today. One of the first scrotes to face the full might of the UK Justice system was sentenced after being caught looting. The 19 year old student, caught in the act with the stolen property was hammered with a massive penalty of a days prison. He was released immediately having been in custody since he was caught. Ooooh that will teach him!

So the clear reason for looting - the scum have no fear of the consequences.
 
#13
Not the above at all!

Greed - they want something (else in life),for free

Power - they resent not being able to do what they want when they want, and will test what they can and cannot get away with

Excitement - there is no excitement left in ordinary things like taking on an apprenticeship, learning more etc. They must have immediate gratification


To feel part of agroup -this they cannot do in ordinary ways because they are disabled people, due to 1,2 and 3 above, so they leap at a chance to be seen as "belonging" to something
 
#14
Oh come on please start locking these threads and lets get back to slagging of other things.

Simple they want a new mobile phone or 50" TV no other reason!
 
#15
Yes, I see that you think that there are too many causes and it is hard to outline the main one.

But let's look at this point of view.

These riots were about race. Why ignore the fact? – Telegraph Blogs

These riots were about race. Why ignore the fact?
Frankly speaking, my option 'illegal immigrants' is merely an euphemism to denote 'race related problems in the society'.

What colour is Mark Duggan? Mark Duggan is the man who was shot dead by the police on Thursday in Tottenham. The Tottenham riots last night were sparked when people protested his death. This morning, I first heard of the riots on the radio, then on the television. I read articles on the internet. But oddly, no one would say what colour Mark Duggan was. No one would say the unsayable, that the rioters were, I suspect on the whole, black. Then, finally, Toby Young’s Telegraph blog post on the riots was published. Is Toby Young the only journalist out there who will dare say that these riots are about race?

Still, one paper did carry a photo of Mr Duggan. When I saw the photo, it confirmed what I knew instinctively: black youths once again have set London alight.

Some of the black kids I used to teach will tell you that the riots are absolutely justified. A number of adults would agree with them. Everywhere I read that the protest was understandable because “people are very angry”.
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I approached one of the policemen and asked him what percentage of those involved in gun crime were black. I kid you not, but my question made this thirty-something white man who was, after all, trained to deal with the black community and its issues, turn pink.

He explained that about 80 per cent of gun crime took place in the black community. I smiled uncomfortably. But no, he said, it was worse than that. Then he told me that 80 per cent was black on black gun crime, and that of the remaining 20 per cent about 75 per cent involved at least one black person: black shooting white, or white shooting black.
 
#17
So the clear reason for looting - the scum have no fear of the consequences.
But why they have no fear of the consequences? What is your explanation?
 
#19
Boredom, lack of a good downpour, opportunity, one upmanship with other areas news coverage, school holidays, etc etc
 
#20
Boredom, lack of a good downpour, opportunity, one upmanship with other areas news coverage, school holidays, etc etc
That said the Met need to think about what measures are brought in and not to go too heavy handed with the scatter gun, else the next load of rioting will have a cause and a banner to flock under.
 

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