The riots were caused by a sense of entitlement

Mark Littlewood speaks to BBC London

Following last week's riots nationwide, there has been a desire from all quarters to find some kind of explanation for what went on. Speaking to BBC London's Breakfast Show, Mark Littlewood, IEA Director General, said that the riots were nothing to do with cuts to government spending, but instead were owing to the sense of entitlement that has been nurtured by the welfare state.

Listen here (at 1:01:36)