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UK’s relegation to League One

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Slightly disconcerting seeing a few of my international RSS feeds popping up with Sorry to see what’s happening to the UK posts. Does it look that bad from outside? Are we that much of a basket case?

We’re OK! Think of this as the end-game of Thatcherism – a parody; neoliberalism eating itself. Of course, that doesn’t mean it won’t be hugely damaging.

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@leonp I have admit, my partner and I have had multiple "omg the poor people in the UK" conversations. It does look really bad from the outside! The thing with power prices is crazy, and I've read something like a quarter of Britons (and a higher % of families...


@leonp it is damaging. It will be damaging.

Said it before … saying it again … somehow she needs to be stopped.

But it’s not just the Trussians it’s the entire rotting carcass of the Tories … much as the Rethuglicans have lost the plot in the US...


@leonp 20 years on the web has taught me one our of a few undeniable truths: There's a big difference between living in a place and reading about a place.


@jayeless it’s been bad for years, really, and will get worse. You don’t see it close up when you’re protected by a decent job; or at least, you choose to ignore it.

Even with the cap, my payments are going up 20% from October.

Truss, unlike her predecessor, is...


@SimonWoods Indeed. Very odd to have slipped into that group of countries that people are concerned about when we’re normally the people doing the concerning.


@JohnPhilpin The mess started with Thatcher. Part of that project was to destroy any notion of collective action, whether that was through unions or the Labour Party. The Corbyn project started to fix Labour, and we’re seeing an increase in union action at least. But then came Brexit and...