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Left and right should avoid knee-jerk reactions to the riots

By David Skelton  

My country right or left: politicians from both sides need to visit affected communities and talk to local people if they want to stop this happening again

Cleaning up the physical mess of the horrendous riots of last week may take months. Clearing up the mess caused by broken trust and shattered societal bonds in already deprived communities will take far longer. In so many ways, the violence will have horrendous consequences for all involved.

Politicians and thinkers have been quick to offer their reaction to the violence and the reasons behind it.…

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