My first reaction was that the rioting was senseless and criminal in nature. The rioters have no excuse to do what they did. Regardless of what causes them to act this way, they ought to face the court of law and bear responsibility for what they did.
Now that I have that out of the way, I would like to say that the government should do some soul searching to see why there are so many disgruntled youths around. Is it because British industrialist have exported away all the jobs they should have reserved for their youths? Is it because politicians have taken away the rights of parents to punish their kids and made it illegal for parents to cane their children and discipline them when they are young? In their unending quest for political correctness, politicians have even gone to the ridiculous extent of protecting criminals by concealing the names of hardcore criminals such as murderers and rapists. The list can go on and on. If this sounds familiar to you, all that is happening in the UK is also happening in all the other developed countries of the world. To be sure, every one of these countries has the same undercurrent that can simultaneously erupt into a street riot.