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THE sum­mer’s ri­ots caused much wail­ing and gnash­ing of teeth among the chat­ter­ing classes.

They were a bit sh*t and a dis­ap­point­ment to the vet­er­ans of the ’81 tur­moil though.

Far from be­ing a spon­ta­neous upris­ing – born of frus­tra­tion and op­pres­sion – they were lit­tle more than a spon­ta­neous grab for new TVS and train­ing shoes.

The dis­or­der soon pe­tered out when the ri­ot­ers re­alised they could al­ready af­ford new 42” plasma TVS – thanks to gen­er­ous state hand­outs sup­ple­mented by a lit­tle trade in meow-meow.

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