Covid health crisis hasn't ended. A 2nd wave combined with normal winter NHS crisis will be horrendous
Mass unemployment will start soon, and nobody under 60 has had to feed a family through anything like it.
There's been no public disorder yet because furlough means the unemployed generally don't feel unemployed yet.
And trust in govt is collapsing. Few now believe them.
Can you imagine what the reaction will be when 3 million people suddenly find out what it's like to live on that? Especially after 20 years being told the unemployed are pulling in £36k and being given free houses?
All the govt has is lies. When they stop working: what then?
You think parents will forget the risks, the illnesses, the deaths?
And here comes winter, with an ageing population and a global pandemic.
So no tests and no PPE, exactly as we were in March. 6 months wasted. No solutions.
Yet on it goes, with the promise of an additional 5% to 9% collapse in GDP.
That could be ~2m jobs, in addition to the ~4m Covid job losses.
UK farming will collapse under the tariffs we face, there aren't enough seasonal workers to pick crops, and it's likely we'll see some food shortages by next spring.
Honestly, I don't know. There was a time I thought we'd be phlegmatic, but now? For all the talk of WW2 and Dunkirk Spirit, I strongly suspect we'll have an absolute shit-fit about it. I fear riots. I fear massive, relentless, rolling social problems.
Very soon he'll become Mr Tight-wad, and the only popular member of the govt will be toast too.
But can they govern? If Johnson goes, will the nation accept the 5th PM in a row to take office without winning an election? Who will the UK accept from the woefully shallow bench of Tories?
But not many. Certainly not enough to command the confidence of the UK in what will be, by any reckoning, a series of vast, broiling, existential crises.
How can this govt hold the UK together while its ineptitude kills its citizens, starves them, destroys their jobs, immiserates their kids, guts their democracy ... and 3/4 of the nations that make up the UK don't even vote for them.
Imagine how badly they'll respond when social unrest happens and the UK breaks up