We can recall the time of Britain's "Winter of Discontent" but is Britain facing a similar period - that could spell a Summer of Discontent? It appears law enforcement fear and are preparing for a "summer of rage".
"Police are preparing for a "summer of rage" as victims of the economic downturn take to the streets to demonstrate against financial institutions, the Guardian has learned. Britain's most senior police officer with responsibility for public order raised the spectre of a return of the riots of the 1980s, with people who have lost their jobs, homes or savings becoming "footsoldiers" in a wave of potentially violent mass protests."
Is it any wonder when British people, under the inept Labour Government, are facing the worst economic times since World War II - others say it is the worst recession in over 100 years? Yet the Labour/EU government continues on the path of rampant unfettered immigration and favouring immigrants over the indigenous British people in the face of ever shrinking available jobs.
There is evidence that the United States new Messiah-President also has concerns about bad populous reactions to dour economic times, his recent policies and to the congress passed trillion dollar economic stimulus (pork-ulous) bill and escalating bank bailouts . Many Americans feel that the current mortgage meltdown was caused by the government and ACORN type groups forcing banks to make risky loans to low income borrowers - often minorities - living in unstable neighborhood. Now former community organizer, Barack Obama, has set forth a plan -forcing taxpayers to take the "hit" and bailout these same "risky" mortgagors who face foreclosure and/or owe more than the current house value. (For an excellent video on this where Brit Stuart Varney takes on head of ACORN go HERE) This plan is growing more unpopular by the day. The citizen anger against this outrageous Obama decree is perfectly stated by Rick Santelli of CNBC -will also stir the pot of civil unrest.
Could this be why the Army National Guard recently planned - and later scrapped due to citizen outcries- a training invasion of a small town? Or why the US Congress has a new bill, H.R. 645, submitted calling for the secretary of homeland security to establish no fewer than six national emergency centers for corralling civilians on military installations?
Clearly British and American leaders are concerned about a populous revolt.
I'm not an econonomist but I am a taxpayer and I - like so many other "average" people - am fed up with paying for others mistakes and downright angry - the only real question is WILL WE WAIT FOR SUMMER?