Many commentators on this site have said that continued austerity is bound to lead to civil disruption at some point. The police now seem to agree. This comes from the Guardian today:
I have little doubt that approval will be given. But if it is the choice is clear. The tax gap will not have been tackled to end austerity. Real wages have not been increased. No real effort to reduce unemployment has been made. Living standards have been allowed to fall. But water cannon can be bought.
That's the state we will have reached.