Watch Gove and Harman arguing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LpPym_4wc8
Harman implies that cuts to EMA and the increase in tuition fees led to the riots (yeah makes no sense to me either). Gove blames Labour. But the key point is that both of them agree that government laws have indirectly led to the riots. So we have a situation in which both major political parties in this country acknowledge that passing laws can lead to very bad unintended consequences.
Will they think harder and longer the next time they think up a law to pass? What do you think?