Only half of those who took part in the summer riots said they felt a part of British society. We hear from five young Londoners on how they see their futures and their place in society
In August of this year riots erupted in some of England’s major cities. David Cameron announced he was recalling parliament but he resisted calls for a full inquiry. He said that the disturbances were simply a case of criminal looting.
This week the Guardian revealed its own study, Reading the Riots, in collaboration with the London School of Economics. One of the findings was that only half of the rioters surveyed felt they were part of British society.
In this week’s Focus podcast, Hugh Muir explores if this view is shared by other young people. He speaks to five Londoners, none of whom were involving in the rioting, although all were touched by it.
How did they view the riots? How do they view their futures? Do they feel they are part of a lost generation?