Civil Unrest: Too Busy Fighting Wars To Feed Citizens?

Scottish Dancing in the foreground with Britain's newest aircraft carrier behind.
A time for dancing or dismay? A new UK Aircraft carrier is commissioned to project power around the globe, while back at home, penny-pinching leaves more and more starving.

Martin Lewis, a United Kingdom money-saving expert, is reacting to the impact of compulsory belt-tightening in Britain for those who have no more notches between themselves and starvation.

Britain’s most vulnerable citizens are currently suffering a double? triple? quadruple? whammy that threatens to put millions into a cost-of-living-crisis. The desperation of foregoing food may be the only thing separating them from life on the streets, with no guarantee that even that sacrifice will be be enough.

The cost of energy has gone through the roof. COVID-19 temporary social security boosts have been clawed back. As always, the government continues support the untouchable right of speculators to financialize housing, with rents and cost of ownership currently soaring.

Global supply train disruption pushing up prices? Businesses squeezed by COVID looking to regain a positive footing by upping goods and service charges to the public? And, unique perhaps to Britain, unlike the same pressures affecting many other countries — let’s not forget the trade and cross-channel delivery costs of unresolved trade haggling following Brexit

The Martin Lewis’s prediction: civil unrest. Should the UK, and the similarly traumatized states around the world, be looking uneasily towards regime change triggered by events common to earlier centuries — the peasant revolt? Read more in The Guardian: Civil unrest due to rising energy bills ‘isn’t far away’, says Martin Lewis