Well, it looks like the recent riots in England are causing a lot of ripples, both politically and economically.
The police are angry with the Government over the idea that some of them have claimed a decisive role in stopping of the riots. Some amongst the Police argue that they'd already got it under control by the time those ministers had come off their holidays. There's also so disquiet at the way people are being sentenced, the accusation being that it's politically influenced, when the judicial system ought to remain aloof from such calls.
On top of that, I reckon the UK had yet to feel the economic impacts. Many areas were affected within England and some places even had shops and businesses that were completely destroyed. There are people out of work that weren't two weeks ago. They were even virtually safe jobs. It'll have an influence on our moving out of the recent economic troubles, as well as changing how some people view Britain. The rioting caught almost everyone by surprise.
I'm also probably the millionth to say that the Olympic Commitee was wrong to choose the Clash song London Calling as their anthem. They ought to have selected London's Burning.