In the wake of last week’s riots, CPS author Harriet Sergeant has written an extensive piece for the Sunday Times News Review entitled Fixing Broken Britain (£).
This follows the extensive research which she undertook for the CPS book: ‘Wasted: the betrayal of white working class and black Caribbean boys’ in 2009.
Having spent years talking to gangs, youth club leaders, teachers, community leaders and charities, Harriet found that:
Regarded as an expert in the underlying causes of moral breakdown among young people, Harriet has also used her inside-knowledge to explain how these factors have culminated in the rioting observed this week via her Spectator article. In particular, she focuses on evidence of clear failures of government policy over the last 15 years.
The main area she identifies where government policy is failing is in education. You can listen to her explain why on last Saturday’s Today programme here.