This is an incredibly important point imv and relates strongly to the St Mungos thread, inasmuch as it's a good example of the way neoliberal models have eviscerated what had been a (problematic) independent, non-politicised sector to the point where it's unable to even reproduce its former function as a weak social watchdog. It's been increasingly obvious especially in London that the relentless atomisation and scattering of working class communities has scrubbed the ability to fight back against attacks on State infrastructure and support, but it's also led to a near-collapse in the less spectacular self-organised activity that used to occur outside of headline struggles. Just anecdotally in anarchist circles, I was just talking to a member of the Advisory Service For Squatters today who was saying that all the action is in other cities now, outside of a few minor or spectacular holdouts the organised scene is pretty dead. A member of Rising Tide was telling me a couple of weeks ago that anti-fracking activity is fucked in the south, more vibrant further north. Same for Radical Routes (more directly because of house prices, addmitedly), and several of the groups based around Angel Alley are struggling for people atm. Some of that, I suspect, is a Corbyn-related downturn as lots of people are spending their time in Labour branch meetings rather than anarchist ones, but it's a longer-term trend than can be explained just by him. Some of it is the collapse in benefit security/ability to live in the city on less/support networks that used to exist, both formal and informal. There's been an exodus of the people who can manage it, and a withdrawing of people who have to concentrate on their own survival.