Living in the Unites States as I do, I don't see much economic and political news from my home country, the United Kingdom. But I am aware that Prime Minister David Cameron's government has been pursuing a program of austerity in an attempt to bring the UK deficit and debt under control.
I wasn't really aware of how badly this austerity program has been affecting ordinary folk in the old country until I read this post on Captain JP's log this week. Apparently things are so dire that the ladies on the rowing team at the University of Warwick can't even afford to buy any clothes in which to go rowing.
here which document the sad state that Britain has reached as a result of Cameron's misguided economic policies.