The rioting that has swallowed up London and a number of other cities most recently is due to the huge numbers of unemployed youths in Britain. With approximately 1 million jobless youth in Britain, this quandary is bound to arise. Recent statistics revealed that youths in the age group of 16 to 24 years are unemployed and the level of unemployment is rising increasingly.
With youth unemployment on the rise more and more young generation are facing a real danger of bleak future. The long term effects of joblessness have created frustration in their minds and the result is riots and destructions on the streets. Also those in the age group of 16 to 18 years are not entitled to unemployment benefits.
It’s not that those who are unemployed are the only sufferers, the working lots are also not better off. We all identify with the fact that global recession has hit the service sector very badly and 40 percent of the working populations are employed in the service sector. Furthermore they are paid very less which is aggravating the situation.
Another blow is that the university fees have tripled which has prevented many youths from taking up higher education. In addition, the Education Maintenance Allowance has been abolished which helped the working class youth in their education. All this together has played their part in bringing chaos and disorder to the society and adequate reforms has to be implemented in order to change the current dismal picture.