Yes I agree solidarity in Spain and France among ordinary people within a community spirit is very strong. It needs organising into a strategic force to make a real difference.
The British in comparison tend to be much more insular and not inclined to community action. One of the reasons for that may be that institutions are much more accountable to the public. It’s possible to take a grievance to a government body who will effectively independently investigate it for you. For example the banking or insurance ombudsman.