Insightful post from Ian Welsh:
One of the interesting things happening in Britain is the formation of ad-hoc groups for neighbourhood defense. People have noticed that the police can’t defend them, and have decided to defend themselves.
This it is not a good thing for the State, which is why the police are strongly against them. This is potentially the beginning of the breakdown of the monopoly of state violence, and the beginning of the creation of militias.
Pretty sure the United Kingdom’s social contract has a pretty large, if residual, reservoir to draw upon…but it’s food for thought.