Unfortunately, the class they're at war with isn't the ruling class, but everyone else, and especially the poor. At a time of soaring unemployment, they decide the best thing to do is take away the benefits of those who can't get a job; and now, at a time of economic crisis and rising debt, there are going to be more powers for bailiffs to
bash down the doors of and beat the shit out of use reasonable force to restrain people who can't afford to pay their debts.
Yes, nothing could possibly go wrong with giving men (some of whom will have convictions for violence) free reign to be violent towards distressed and emotional people whose houses have just been broken into. Can't see a problem there at all. Makes perfect sense.