is officially a nation in fear.
More of us than ever before are electing to stay indoors rather
than face the hate-filled streets of today's Britain.
A shock report by the National Audit Office revelas that 72% of
Britons feel too scared to go anywhere. The increase in fear has
led to the popularity of online shopping as we opt to have goods
and services delivered to our door rather than risk life and limb
in streets swamped by muggers, junkies and jihadis.
In scenes reminiscent of the cult zombie movie Dawn of
the Dead, many of Britain's high streets have become no-go
zones. Retailers have expressed alarm as shoppers stay
away from even the most insane sales. Jo Sutherland, a shopper from
Queensferry, told wreckered, " I haven't been out
Brits believe that all new housing stock should include private
security guards, a panic
room and a personal dog.
Housing developers are known to have piloted minefields and moats
on brown belt sites and, in Edinburgh's Leith district, planning
permission has been approved for landing and re-arming facilities
for an Apache attack helicopter.
In this edition of wreckered, we turn our gaze to the
frightening levels of fear in
our country. See the A-Z of Fear for our
handy A-Z of Fear. Check out the motoring
section for a sneak peek at the VW Aggressor TDi.
And see opinion for international
visual satires from Julian Loayza in Poland, John Butler in Scotland
and Bill Harvey from the the USA.