Tuesday, 10 August 2021
Evening The Score
Last night's documentary to mark the tenth anniversary of the 2011 riots included the fact that in Mark Duggan, whatever his faults, the Police had killed a Broadwater Farm man "to even the score" for Keith Blakelock. Everyone has always known that, but it was quite something to hear it on the BBC.
A class and race war was declared, and a class and race war was fought. As was repeatedly observed, that war has never really ended. In the mercifully unlikely event that the Director of Public Prosecutions from the 2011 show trials were to become Prime Minister, then young, poor and black Britain would explode in a way that had never before been seen on these shores.