I began recording in 2013. Britain was in austerity, the tories had just been voted in for the second time and the Daily Mail was predicting a summer of thuggery. For those reliant on the welfare of the state it was crippling times, that now in 2019 all seem to be forgotten in the wake of Brexit. Austerity had been the football Jeremy Corbyn had scored his rise in popularity and to almost the Prime Minister.
Yet the state goes on subjecting those not well enough to a rigorous and mentaly braking system that makes the DWP seem like a dark grim reaper, just waiting to end the misery of what is life on government support in 2019. For me, this was the first rupture that caused the awakening. What type of government and society would accept this abandoning of the weakest in our own society. Something felt wrong.