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Is looting 'aspirational rioting'?


What is the cause of the looting and violence that has erupted in English cities in recent days?

Clive Bloom, author of Violent London: 2000 Years of Riots, Rebels and Revolts, and Sam Gyimah, Conservative MP for Surrey East, consider whether we have "turned our backs on the inner city" or a "breakdown" in family has lead to violence.

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