Politicians and commentators are all giving the impression and spreading the illusion that the present global economic situation was unforeseen and unpredictable. This is not true that the present economic situation would occur was known from December 1991. That it would happen, when it would happen and the magnitude of the collapse.
This is a graph of ecological overshoot, which applies to the collapse of animal populations. It can be viewed as a trajectory of development, more or less what has happen to the global economy.
Local authorities, the media, politicians, police forces and the UK Government were all informed of the present economic situation from 1991. Most importantly they were supplied with the solutions, that they chose not to do anything was their prerogative. Still the media and politicians should not report that the present global situation was unforeseen. they