Monday, 8 August 2011

London's Burning

The scenes tonight on BBC News 24 are horrific. It's heart-breaking. The scenes from Hackney and tonight, Croydon, were bad enough but now I'm hearing of looting in Clapham. I was in Clapham staying with friends only last month and I've already texted them to ask them to stay safe.

My thoughts go out to everyone suffering at the hands of a mindless minority tonight and over recent days.

1 comment:

  1. What are the underlying social issues? I suggest income and wealth distribution are relevant (NOT justification):

    "Inner London is deeply divided: it has by far the highest proportion of people on a low income (29% in the poorest fifth) but also a high proportion of people on a high income (28% in the richest fifth)."