I just want to highlight one sentence, which strikes me as particularly observant and the short summary of everything’s that wrong. Kate Harding writes:
In London, black cabs are meant to be that safe transportation, the back-up option after you’ve flunked the first test [of being sober] of your worthiness to remain unraped. [emphasis mine]
And that sums it up nicely.
Excuse me while I go cry about the state of the world.