Harriet Harman

Member of Parliament for Camberwell and Peckham. Mother of the House of Commons.

Commenting on the release of the Riots, Communities and Victims

I welcome the Riots Communities and Victims Panel report, which rightly looks at issues from policing to community resilience, unemployment to parenting.

The report echoes many of the concerns I heard from people in Camberwell and Peckham following the terrible riots in August.

Local people said that the three things that would make riots less likely in future are more youth services, less unemployment and more police. But the Government is cutting funding for youth services, cutting the number of police and standing by while unemployment rises. 


Seven months on from the riots, this report shows once again how the government is making decisions which are making things worse, rather than better.



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