If the UK government brings in a new round of austerity to pay for Covid-19, it’ll spark civil unrest that will see cities burn | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

If the UK government brings in a new round of austerity to pay for Covid-19, it’ll spark civil unrest that will see cities burn

George Osborne, the former Tory chancellor and architect of the post-2008 austerity regime, this week advocated a new round of swingeing cuts to state spending once the pandemic is over. But the poor won’t stand for it this time.
Many of us are now looking out to the future – and when I say that I mean the next few weeks and months. I’ll be honest: I’m not hopeful. In fact, I am full of fear.

The UK government’s Covid-19 financial package will not last for as long as it will be needed. So far, the furlough scheme, in which the Government will support businesses in keeping their workforces going at 80 percent of their wages, is only in place for three months. We are already a month into that scheme, and it is pretty obvious that there will be thousands of businesses that will never open again.

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