Will Hutton argues that attention has been wasted on Brexit rather than addressing the ‘shit-life syndrome’ (SLS). This term was coined in America to capture those trapped at the lower echelons of society, viz. Trump’s power-base. Hutton is applying it to a crisis-hit UK plagued by uncertainty about Brexit. I think that there is a case to answer on the SLS that has emerged since the 2008 financial crisis. The SLS will prove be ruthlessly provoked by Corbyn’s Far Left cronies, as much as Farage’s Far Right. Whether they cry blame the immigrants or austerity, the truth will be the same.
The truth is that its weak people who are increasing turning to alcohol, opioids, junk food, and absence of sensible excercise – this is affecting UK mortality rates.
Depending upon your politics, it’s either the responsibility of the state or the individual to redress matters
Many families know people caught-up in the SLS.
Should the second referendum be widened to encompass the SLS or should it be narrowly focused?