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UK strikes: 'If there are so many, it means people are really at their wits' end'

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A closed station platform at Waterloo station in London due to the national strike in the British rail sector, June 25, 2022. © Dominic Lipinski / AP

By: Florence Thomazeau

In the United Kingdom, discontent is rising in many sectors.

Whether it's transport, logistics, lawyers... social movements are multiplying under the effect of soaring prices.

The country has known for several weeks the most important strike movement for more than thirty years.

To understand the reasons for this anger, Clémence Fourton, lecturer in English Studies at Science-Po Lille and co-author of the book " 

The United Kingdom, a country in crisis


published by Cavalier Bleu, returns for RFI to the situation.

  • UK

  • Economic crisis