The London riots have grown far beyond the initial flare up in Tottenham and have even spread to other cities in the UK. Use this thread to discuss the riots, the news coverage and the inevitable analysis that will follow.

The Australian has republished a post from Brendan O’Neill’s Spiked laying the blame at the feet of the welfare state.

The Guardian’s coverage of the riots.

UPDATE: The despotic regime in Tehran takes the opportunity troll one of its critics.

UPDATE #2: The Tories’ brilliant response? Let’s create an army of homeless, starving people! That’ll reduce crime!

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