Australia’s newest faux-reign correspondent here. I’ve been over in London for about three months, and up until now it’s been a pretty standard ex-pat experience- mooch off friends and relatives, then find work, find my own place, etc.
That all changed late last week. The police shot a man in Tottenham last Thursday, which sparked some pretty severe unrest in that area over the next few nights. But things got well and truly real on Monday, when the rioting spread to other areas of the city.