Highest estimated cost of riots: £200 million.
Tax avoidance by Vodafone: £6 billion.
Tax avoidance in 2010 by “richest” (?) people in UK: £7 billion.
Tax spent on Libyan intervention: £1 billion.
Tax money spent in Iraqi conflict: £4.5 billion.
Tax money spent in Afghan conflict (up until 2007): £7 billion. Still rising.
Tax spent on interest for bank rescue package: £131 billion. Still rising.
Total MP expenses bill (2007): £87.6 million. Still rising.
Technically, we could afford to have a riot for everyone!