What should we make of the riots?

Nick Moir, vicar of St Andrew’s, preached on the subject of the recent riots and looting.  He said:

‘In these past days there have been many theories as to why now this has happened: the police handling of a particular incident, the current economic uncertainties, decreased social mobility and an underclass that can see no way out, the silly season of summer when we are used to outbreaks of feverish behaviour (remember the disorder over petrol prices a few years ago?); then there’s social  networking, gang culture, the increasingly materialist and consumerist society we live in.  All these things may have something to do with it but I suspect any one-line answers are likely to be too simplistic….’

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