Today the Tottenham riots are yesterday’s news.
Today we are focussed on what our politicians will do to prevent a recurrence of that week of rioting, burning, looting and killing.
Why did this occur? Who is to blame? Has one culture influenced another? Should we introduce a curfew? How to mete out punishment for the criminals and their parents. Should hoodies continue to wear their hoods? Should magistrates mete out caning as punishment for the underage? Should benefit be removed from the parents of young offenders? Should councils evict the offenders and their families? Should there be compulsory military service for every school leaver? What about offenders who are adult? What about looters who are employed? Who are in private accommodation? The list of topics for debate is endless.
The victims are already forgotten.