What’s behind the $5 cereal that provoked a London mob? Nancy Holman weighs in
In this piece from The Atlantic, Nancy Holman weighs in on London’s cereal wars contextualing this not just in terms of the usual framework of gentrification but rather drawing links between these conflicts and the housing crisis in London.
“Holman’s interpretation lends clarity to the parts of the anti-Cereal Killer activists’ Facebook manifesto that aren’t about “brioche buns.” Other paragraphs focus on “Russian oligarchs, Saudi sheiks, Israeli scumbag property developers, Texan oil-money twats and our own home-grown Eton toffs” messing with the housing market: “Soon this City will be an unrecognisable, bland, yuppie infested wasteland with no room for normal (and not so normal) people like us,” the event description reads. “Working class people are being forced out of our homes but we won’t go out without a fight.””