During the good times, politics happens on TV. This year, politics happened on the streets.
David Cameron views last week's rioting as having the same transforming effect as the 9/11 attacks did on Tony Blair's premiership, Iain Duncan Smith believes.
Over 1,000 people have been charged by the Metropolitan police over last week's riots.
The coalition is to conduct a major review covering all aspects of what David Cameron has called Britain's "broken society".
The government is considering stepping in to strip all those convicted of involvement in last week's riots of their benefits.
London mayor Boris Johnson has written to justice secretary Ken Clarke calling for an extension of 'pupil referral units' for rioting children, according to a report.
A peace rally has been held in Birmingham after three men were killed protecting their shops from looters.
Far-right anti-immigration groups are seeking to create "division" over last week's riots, David Lammy has warned.
Liberal Democrats in and out of government are lining up alongside police officers in opposing 'kneejerk' changes to British policing.
Police are continuing to round up those who took part in last week's riots.
Unrest in England prompts huge interest in the international media - both sympathetic and critical.
We didn't see the collapse of civilisation, but we did watch the trailer.
A council tenant whose son was involved in the London riots is believed to be the first in the country to be served with an eviction notice.
It would be a mistake to view a prison sentence as the default response for all those involved in the riots who appear before the courts.
Read Ed Miliband's statement to the Commons on the riots in England in full on politics.co.uk.
Nine out of ten British people support the use of water cannon on rioters. They're wrong.
Whilst the focus now should be on restoring law and order, there are political implications to the riots which cannot be ignored.
Manchester and Birmingham are the main centres of disorder on the fourth night of rioting in England.
The rapid spread of civic unrest across London and the UK points to a problem which runs deep in our communities.
David Cameron, prime minister, speaks following today's Cobra meeting and promises to make streets safe for the law-abiding.
Riots are unpredictable, cyclical and can emerge out of nowhere. But there are some factors which make a big difference.
We can expect politicians of all parties to avoid the real reasons behind the weekend's violence in London.
The failure to contain violence across London is putting the Metropolitan police under intense pressure, as it struggles to deal with rioting and disorder.
Britain is demanding answers after a second night of violence in London.
Metropolitan police officers have launched a major investigation into Saturday night's violence in Tottenham, with the arrest count now standing at 55.