Tottenham riots: This could happen in a dozen boroughs | Dave Hill | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Evocative of Paris a few years ago. Also reminds me of Thatcher’s Britain.

Tottenham forms the core of the borough of Haringey, where a fast-rising total of well over 10,000 people are claiming jobseeker’s allowance. In Tottenham itself, recent government figures showed there were 54 people chasing each registered employment vacancy. It would be wrong and unfair to damn the place as a slough of blight and turpitude, but the long, main Tottenham High Road provides few obvious outward signs of prosperity.

via Tottenham riots: This could happen in a dozen boroughs | Dave Hill | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk.

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