Posts Tagged ‘Tottenham riots’

Rioting reflects long-held grievances of dispossessed black youths ignored

by Michael Meacher.

The rioting, destruction and violence cannot be excused, but it still needs to be explained. It was initially triggered by the police killing of Mark Duggan in Tottenham on Thursday night, though there are disputed accounts of the circumstances, and made worse by the delayed and inadequate response of the police to the family – […]

Tottenham: bloody good hiding revisited

by David Osler.

The last time Tottenham burned, the local Labour Party was quick to takes sides. ‘The police were to blame for what happened,’ announced council leader and later MP Bernie Grant. ‘And what they got was a bloody good hiding’. By contrast, current Westminster representative David Lammy has been quick to distance himself not only from last […]

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