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The Queen’s Speech included three draft bills, one of which would, in the words of the government’s background note, “Reform the existing Riot (Damages) Act, improving and modernising the way compensation is paid to individuals and businesses who experience losses or damage to property during riots.”

Alas, the Queen herself did not read the Riot Act during her speech.

What does it mean?

One of the proposals is that the government would provide compensation for those people who have their vehicles damaged during a riot.

What could go wrong?

France traditionally has a problem with…

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