The riots one year on: Assessing the state of the nation

After the riots in the UK in 2011, responses ranged from blaming feral criminality to presenting looting as a form of protest. These competing explanations shared a common belief in calling for greater state intervention to fix the problem. The law’n’order lobby argued people need stricter social and moral codes, while liberal-leaning commentators called for parenting classes, family-therapy centres,  outreach programmes and so on. In a captivating panel discussion, filmed at the Battle of Ideas, speakers consider what we have learned one year on.