In many parts of the world people have taken to the streets in protest. Disorganised or hastily co-ordinated on the net and by phone from Spain right through the Arab world and into Israel, they on the streets protesting about government cuts, austerity and lack of democracy and governments are falling.
Here in the UK we have to wait for the conference season so that just one portion of society can get organised to protest. So OK I don’t agree with the public sector unions, it’s blatant self interest on their part and doesn’t address any problems, but I am amused, and somewhat depressed, by the English approach when compared to everywhere else. Is it something in the water or are we just so ground down we don’t even care any more?