Could we look back at this point in history and reflect that this period in time was pre-revolution Britain. I recently listened to a debate in the House of Commons about how some of the poorest and vulnerable people in our society are being cruelly treated by “Universal Credit” system; the debate in the Commons changed nothing. I see with my own eyes the white envelopes being handed out to parents at school pick-up-time, who need their children to have ‘free school meals’. (Yes, this happens in Wantage, Oxfordshire – who would think it!) There are a lot of poor people out there and we are blind to it; that is of course until we become poor and experience life at the bottom of the food-chain.
Two thoughts: ‘when people loose everything and have nothing to loose, they loose it!’ And a growing number of people are either loosing everything or are vulnerable to loosing everything.
The other thought: ‘ideas destroy cities’. We are still to see an idea or a story emerge which would figuratively destroy a city or an establishment . A story that the many can tell themselves and a story about how the establishment/current system must be replaced. The means or the method by which the establishment could be replaced is up for debate. But be sure, the discontent of a growing number of people on this island will be the midwife for such a ‘city destroy[ing]’ idea.