One way of understanding history is to seek out the stories of those most harmed by the attitudes, behaviour and actions of those who hold and exercise the most social material power. The lives of the most vulnerable are meaningful in that they reveal so much about the attitudes of the powerful. "I argued then that the study of psychological trauma is an inherently political enterprise because it calls attention to the experience of oppressed people. I predicted that our field would continue to be beset by controversy, no matter how solid its empirical foundation, because the same historical forces that in the past have consigned major discoveries to oblivion continue to operate in the world. I argued, finally, that only an ongoing connection with a global political movement for human rights could ultimately sustain our ability to speak about unspeakable things." ~ Judith Herman in Trauma and Recovery
Since 1960s the English Government has participated in a range of actions that have caused immense harm to entire populations, actions that were entirely avoidable and thus deliberately chosen. Aden was abandoned in 1967. One could go back earlier in the historical record and include the Colonial abuses across Africa, India and elsewhere in the 19th Century. Apartheid in South Africa from 1948 onwards was wholly supported by the English Establishment. The brutal suppression of Mau Mau political activism in Kenya in the 1950s.
Let me just include these, for now, as pre-cursors to the what I will call The Late Elizabethan Era.
The destruction of the Trade Union movement, during the 1970s, and the offshoring of the bulk of English manufacturing jobs to gouge greater profits through production with cheap labour, which devastated communities in Wales, the midlands and the North, deliberately impoverishing millions of British citizens. Deprivation visited upon millions of English citizens by the English Establishment.
Now you know why.
Save the Queen, eject the Establishment, the English speaking global extractive oligarchy.