Six East End Boys

David Flin

Following the bombing of the Grand Hotel in Brighton by the IRA in 1984, in which the Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was one of those killed, the British government took a hard line against disruptive influences. It was more prepared to cross moral red lines to deal with disruptions. This led to a class struggle, and the Establishment won.

Eight years ago, riots in London turned into a more general disturbance. Order was finally restored by the Army. Laws were passed to ensure that it never happened again.

Six survivors of the London Uprising swore that next time they would get it right. They aren’t entirely sure what it is that they want, but they’ve reached the point of believing that anything would be better than what they have.

They’re far from heroes. They are certainly not knights in shining armour. They’re simple driven by the belief that there must be something better, and they’ll do whatever it takes to achieve it.

This is their story.