‘Even though Mere Anarchy is fiction, it carries a
horrible, addictive reality that forces you to turn the
next page . . . even though you really don’t want to’.
2016: Britain is bankrupt. There is no more credit at any
price and the IMF has given the Chancellor two stark
options: Huge tax rises or huge spending cuts. Or both.
The Prime Minister is summoned to a late night meeting
with the big money. They tell him that if he tries to dig
himself out of the hole by raising taxes they will leave.
All of them. They give him only one option.
An immediate 25% cut in public spending.
Two months later he announces the greatest social
earthquake Britain has seen since the Black Death.
All benefits are cancelled with immediate effect
– Jobseeker’s Allowance, Sick Pay, Child Benefit,
Housing Benefit, Tax Credits . . .
Can the Government keep the lid on? Or will the streets
descend into anarchy? How far will those in power be
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