The Prof wrote:The miner's strike is still very real with a lot of people. and then there's the Poll Tax, that nearly started a civil war.
I think there's still a way to go to get to the levels of social breakdown we've had in my lifetime but that doesn't mean to say we won't get there or surpass it.
The Poll Tax didn’t come close to a Civil war, don’t be ridiculous.
It brought down Thatcher and provoked a riot in Trafalgar Square, but it was localised. There was no way it was going to come to armed insurrection.
There is no doubt that sides have been drawn by Brexit and identities have been created by it. If it led to an economic downturn of significant proportions and say, the middle class suffered the sort of catastrophic financial meltdown akin to hyperinflation in Weimar Germany with house repossessions for example, then I think we’d be in trouble.