In my previous article, “Society is Broken”, I started collating a list of ways in which Britain is suffering. Sadly, I quickly found that today’s country is in such a dire state of repair that the list became unwieldy. With that in mind I’ve created a separate post which I will keep up to date:
- Poverty is rife with an exponential growth in reliance on food banks seen over the last decade
- Our welfare state is completely unfit for purpose, serving neither those who are reliant on it long term or the freshly unemployed
- State pensions, despite being one of the least generous offerings in Europe, are growing at an unsustainable rate
- Serious crimes like fraud are on the rise, whilst the police waste time pursuing protestors
- GDP is relatively stagnant (estimated 1% growth vs Q3) and remains below Q4 2019 levels
- Inflation is at the highest rate in recent memory, with the CPI currently at 5.5%
- Energy prices are set to rise by 54% thanks to Ofgem’s latest price cap uplift
- National Insurance contributions are set to rise by 1.25%, a 10% increase to the current rate
- [I find this particularly perverse given the recent cut to a tax on Banks that no one in the industry was pushing for]
- Police forces up and down the country are facing a crisis in confidence that threatens the very principle of “Policing by Consent”
- The Metropolitan police in particular appears to have drawn up battle lines with the general public, in the form of an attack on the Mayor of London
- Our courts are in crisis with unprecedented backlogs that will not clear until 2024
- The state of legal aid is, frankly, abhorrent with fears that it is leading to wholesale miscarriages of justice
- A “tough on crime” stance that is completely blind to the causes of crime with a predilection for punishments that actively harm efforts for long term rehabilitation
What happens next?
I’ll keep adding to this list as we post more articles on Broken Britain. Wherever possible, I’ll also try to include useful links and resources to help validate our assertions.
If you have any additions to share please get in touch using the “Contact” page. I’d love to hear from you!