David Cameron: Tackling gang culture top priority
By Guy Kilty
David Cameron has said tackling UK gang culture should be the "new national priority" following riots across England last week.
In a speech in Oxfordshire, the prime minister attacked "moral neutrality" and suggested a "social fightback" must take place to fix Britain's "broken society".
"We have been too unwilling for too long to talk about what is right and what is wrong," he said. "We have too often avoided saying what needs to be said - about everything from marriage to welfare to common courtesy."
Mr Cameron also said he aims to "turn around" the lives of the country's 120,000 most troubled families in the next four years and promised "all out war" on gang culture.
Meanwhile, Labour leader Ed Milliband warned against knee-kerk jerk policy responses and called for a full-scale inquiry into the causes of the riots.
Mr Miliband told an audience at hos old ?? comprehensive school in north London that blaming the police, parents and a so-called underclass for the violence and looting was too simplistic.
"We all bear a share of responsibility for the society we create," he added.
15 August 2011, 12:21