Actually when Meg took over Britain it was a DEMOCRACY and that is exactly where we are, MOB RULE. To H**L with the law or the Constitution we want our goodies and we will have them regardless of whether it will drive us into destruction or not.
This is the natural order of Nations. Slowly we drift into Socialism and each administration creates a bit more until we either Right the Ship of State or we go bankrupt and fall into some form of Anarchy. We are headed down that path. The only safe haven is a technology breakthrough that stops the crash. This four years will be a bumpier ride.