Is another plague the answer to the UK’s housing crisis?
A new strategy has been proposed to tackle the UK’s dire housing crisis: bubonic plague. The proposal, dubbed the Plague Law, was tabled by senior Tories led by Jacob Rees-Mogg, who believe dramatic measures are needed to solve the UK’s housing shortages.
While plague has been viewed by many as having profoundly negative impact on humanity, senior Tories believe we should now harness natural catastrophes to solve some of society’s deepest problems.
The Black Death, or the Plague, was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history – wiping out 30-60% of Europe’s population. But Tories argue the Plague also led to a flourishing middle class.
Rees-Mogg commented on the benefits of the proposal:
“A smaller population means more wealth across all classes. The beauty of the plague is that it strikes rapidly, spreading quickly among the poor and working classes. With one fell swoop we can rid our nation of benefit scroungers and impoverished immigrants.
“While of course there are some risks of course – the overall benefit is beyond doubt. If we pass the Plague Law we can expect rapid progress: within weeks our towns, cities and villages will be teeming with the infected, covered in grotesque, bulbous growths and pus-filled sores.”