Will Self is very good on what's up with sections of the middle classes and how that configures with the rise of UKIP, what might be behind that, and the historical genteel-appeal of British fascism. One thing you notice about kippers - from their often extensive personal website ranting and from personal contact with the brethren - is that apart from enything else they are an alliance of people with often very detailed, personal and idiosycratic plans for national salvation. This is the kind of mulch from what the 21st century will have for fascism will emerge from. The kippers, I think, are parrtly a kind of waystation, or mobile tribal gathering.
Just to cheer you all up, here's Ha Joon-chang on the economic context. This para stuck out:
In reality, though, the coalition government isn't as stupid or stubborn as it appears. It is sticking to its plan A because spending cuts are not about deficits but about rolling back the welfare state. So no amount of evidence is going to change its position on cuts.
You must suffer so that they suffer more. You are suffering now because they are not suffering enough. That leads nowhere good.