Wayne Foster is working at a fast-food restaurant in small-town Scotland. Fed up with dead-end jobs, Wayne and his colleagues are thrust into conflict with their boss and the police. Their hopes of a better world frustrated, he moves to London with a French anarchist called Manette.
Together they protest the invasion of Iraq and riot against the EU in Greece. But as their relationship collapses, the anti-capitalist movement stutters and the war on terror continues, Wayne feels disillusioned and lost. He turns to his old friends for support, but there are too many old scores to be settled.