There are no more jobs for low income people, that's why they are angry.
Britain has effectively exported all those jobs to lower wages countries. Under the burden of CO2 and other regulations, all of these jobs have fled the country. Take a look at Spain, the same thing is happening there. These stimulus jobs are taking down regular jobs at a factor of 2,2. That industry is not coming back.
We, EU and Britain, have effectively destroyed the base of the pyramid. That's why we have a financial crisis and that's why these youths are revolting. It has not yet hit the upper steps of the pyramid, but it's bound to collapse.
Maybe then, we will stop with all this folly and turn back to normal.
I hope things in Britain work out and that this doesn't set off in other countries.
It's not as simple as exporting of jobs that causes all this unemployment. Capitalism promotes worker effeciency (productivity) and that inevitably leads to greater unemployment. As long as goverment spending takes up the slack by hiring for social services, that slack is taken up.
But while this may be true, it rubs "hard workin' folks' the wrong way when someone survives that way. The result is that public opinion shifts and we cut these services leading to more unemployment.
It never ceases to amaze me when a company that sells products to the public actively encourages putting some of those in the public out of work.