Majority of Britons expect cost of living to end in riots


A majority of Britons fear the energy and cost of living crisis will end with people unable to heat their homes in winter, dying and rioting in the streets.

Polls commissioned by the More in Common group – whose director Luke Tryl said the results should be “a wake-up call to our next prime minister” that “people want help now” – showed nearly nine-tenths of Britons crisis will affect their daily lives. Shockingly, about three-quarters believe there will be deaths this winter as people find themselves unable to pay their heating bills and succumb to the cold.

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Eighty percent believe people will resort to shoplifting to keep afloat, 70 percent believe people will simply refuse to pay their bills, and more than half — 51 percent — believe things are getting so bad that there are riots in the streets, The sun reports.

Some MPs (MPs) of the ruling Conservative (Tory) Party of government seem to live with the potential for social disentanglement, with The sun quoting Alec Shelbrooke, MP for the Elmet and Rothwell constituency in West Yorkshire, who said that “[w]what I’ve seen on the doorstep for the past six months is absolute fear in people’s eyes.”

“They’re terrified of what’s at stake — they don’t know how they’re going to pay for it,” he said.

Shelbrooke even said he was “not sure how we’re going to pay in my family if it continues down this road” – a remarkable statement, considering MPs get a salary of £84,144 with very generous expenses.

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