In an Age of Uncertainty, Uniting Communities Should Be Our Priority

And the cohesiveness of UK society? It is now five years since the riots of 2011 and little has changed. Last week Tim Newburn, LSE professor of criminology who researched the causes behind the riots, said that the underlying conditions that helped cause them have now worsened. He argues that those from the poorest communities are still being constantly harassed by the police, feel their opportunities are limited and shrinking, and that the dearth of services and chances around them is still perceived to be “the result of deliberate political choices, made by rich people who behaved with impunity”. A truly damning assessment.

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