2 days ago the "gap law" was silently aprooved by spanish government, which will severely restrict the right of public demonstration or strike under ridiculous economic penalisations and legalisation of police brutality. The "gap law" also declares illegal any kind of registration who could testify police brutality through ipods, cell phones, digital cameras or any other artefact. We are progressively coming back to the times of Franco's dictature.
Charities such as Oxfam describe current levels of poverty and deprivation in the UK as equivalent to those found in the Victorian era. The Prime Minister and his cabinet, many of whom are millionaires, are stubbornly dedicated to austerity measures. Chancellor George Osborne recently announced a further £30 billion of cuts.