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StopWatch responds to Home Affairs Committee inquiry into the riots

Responses submitted by both StopWatch Policy and StopWatch Youth groups.

​The StopWatch policy group and the StopWatch youth group both submitted responses from their relative perspectives. The committee will be holding oral evidence sessions in due course and StopWatch intends to offer its insights and opinions at every possible stage of the inquiry.

You can read both submissions below.

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