Letters Riots on the streets

What if the Daily Mail is correct?

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d5849 (Published 21 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5849
  1. Stephen F Hayes, general practitioner1
  1. 1Canute Surgery, Woolston, Southampton SO19 9AL, UK
  1. steveappleseed{at}hotmail.co.uk

McKee and Raine call for public health research into the causes of the recent disturbances that began in London and spread to other English cities.1 However, their use of phrases like “clearly, deprivation is a factor” and “prison is an expensive way of making bad people worse” indicate a …

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