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The Places Where They Didn't Riot [Aug. 14th, 2011|10:29 am]
Tony Grist
I'm curious about the parts of the country that didn't riot. As far as I'm aware, there was no serious trouble in the North East, nor in any northern city apart from Manchester and Leeds, nor in any Welsh or Scottish city.

Does this tell us anything? 

[User Picture]From: ron_broxted
2011-08-14 03:11 pm (UTC)
I thought Leeds and its environs would be rich pickings but apart from Huddersfield f**k all happened. This is said to be down to "good community links" I am yet to be convinced. Geordieland? Few "ethnics" but a lot of poverty. Cardiff kicked off, a little in Glasgow. It is not size, look at Gloucester.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2011-08-14 05:12 pm (UTC)
If there's a pattern there, I can't see it.

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[User Picture]From: faunhaert
2011-08-14 05:17 pm (UTC)
maybe kids grow up feeling loved more there?

you might take a look at the schools general teachings

here the money for the community center
went into a ugly steel statue
noone wanted to babysit a mass of kids

think the kids are too busy getting drunk & pregnant
away from the towns/villages on the farm or out fishing?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2011-08-14 07:05 pm (UTC)
I don't know. It's as if a line had been drawn across the map. Below it you had riots, above it hardly any. Are the schools different above that line? I doubt it.

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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2011-08-14 07:00 pm (UTC)
Or it could be they get free prescriptions and free milk in Scotland

Edited at 2011-08-14 07:01 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2011-08-14 07:06 pm (UTC)
That could be a factor. The Scots (perhaps) have less reason to hate their government.

It doesn't explain the Geordies, though.
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[User Picture]From: ooxc
2011-08-15 10:37 pm (UTC)
i understand that there was the beginnings of one in Cardiff - but the police were somehow forewarned - that's the remainder of the police that weren't sent into England -
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