[Europe is suffering from fruit &vegetable crop failures due to cold & wet conditions in Spain and Italy, which supply the UK and most of Europe. Several super markets are rationing lettuce and broccoli. This article is (likely) a tongue in cheek description of some of the havoc being caused by the shortages. The quiet sun today, and the quiet sun during the Maunder Minimum a couple hundred years ago are thought to be causes of the untoward climate. – Bob]
Tonight, the U.K. Is in disarray. The major cities of London, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Birmingham are in lockdown with reports of outbreaks of vegans rioting.
There has been widespread looting in independent fruit and veg shops. Suppliers have been stripped of their produce and burned to the ground. Several grocers have been badly trampled as vegetarians in their thousands plunder local shops for lettuce.