Out of the Ashes: Britain After the Riots
David Lammy was 13 at the time of the Broadwater Farm riot, and he lived in the shadow of the estate's tower blocks. A quarter of a century later he was the serving MP for the area when rioting erupted in north London and then spread to other English cities. There can be few people around who have a greater understanding of the flash points of urban discontent. In Out of the Ashes: Britain after the riots he analyses the events of August 2011 in the light of his own experiences. He describes the course of events and the reactions of local communities. He considers the sort of people who got caught up in the looting and violence. Above all, he seeks to explain why the breakdown of law and order was so swift and so widespread, and he suggests a way forward that is both practical and inspirational.
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Review: Out of the Ashes: Britain After the RiotsUser Review - Peter Williams - Goodreads
Interesting - particularly from my perspective of a Tottenham resident and a consituent of David Lammy Read full review