This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government
Petition Do NOT remove all the benefits of convicted London rioters.
Petitioners accept that it would be counter-productive to remove all benefits for those convicted of felony in the London riots.
Petitioners accept that, with the root cause of the riots being mainly financial in nature, making those involved even poorer will do nothing to help the current situation, or prevent similar acts occurring again in future.
Petitioners accept that removing benefits will likely increase the amount of homelessness and potential for crime.
Petitioners accept that those who are actually convicted will likely be punished effectively anyway, without creating the further social tension and unrest that a cessation of all benefits would generate.
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