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‘Responsibility lies with parents,’ says PM

WHERE ARE THE PARENTS?: A group of youth set up a barricade in Hackney, east London

DAVID CAMERON has blamed the lack of discipline and responsibility of parents as one of the major contributing factors behind the riots that brought parts of the UK to a standstill this week.

Speaking at The House of Commons today (Aug 11), Mr Cameron called for a big shake up in households following the disturbing scenes of violence in the capital and surrounding areas, sparked by the death of a man by police on Aug 4.

Dispelling the current argument that spending cuts had also fuelled the uprising and continued unrest, he said:

“This not about poverty, it’s about culture – a culture that glorifies crime. In too many cases, the parents of these children – if they are still around - don’t care where their children are or who they are with; let alone what they are doing.”

“We need action to deal with the most disruptive families,” he added.

It was also suggested the parents should be held responsible in court for their children’s actions.

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