The Evening Standard, among other media, has reported that Parliament is being recalled on Thursday. Parliament is not being recalled. I had a text message this afternoon letting me know that the House of Commons was being recalled. A few minutes later I got a text confirming that the House of Lords was not. I am not sure why not, not least given the members with knowledge of policing.
The media are reporting that the riots have been facilitated by the use of Twitter. I am not sure that pervasive television coverage has not also played a similar role.