London Riots discussion at #lonconf
Groups of rioters:
1. Motivators – of rioting
2. Aggressors – towards police
3. Late night shoppers
Riots gave people unusual opportunities for power and control. Abnormal empowerment.
David Lammy MP
The risks of social & economic liberalism. Hyper individualism. The selfishness of greed. Poverty, choice, ethics, morality & vulnerability.
A policy idea for London
TS: reconnect London at its grass routes by focusing on disconnected housing estates – spatial exclusion. Work with local communities to educate those who have been given authority to direct their influence towards the right places. Not only the high streets but the catchments of the high streets: the housing estates.