On the day Prime Minister Liz Truss announced her resignation, an inquiry into the state of the British economy was launched. The Institute for Economic and Social Research, an Irish think tank, has calculated that trade from the UK to the EU is now down 16 per cent. Conversely, Europeans sold 20 per cent of things to the British for less than they would have had if the UK had not left the EU.
The UK is not doing well. After Brexit, Covid came, then Putin, and now the country once again has to look for a new leader – the fourth in four years. Many Britons are already betting: Rishi Sunak may be the country’s first non-white prime minister. Perhaps Boris Johnson will return, or members of the Conservative Party may vote for Benny Mordaunt, who was the first to officially run for election on Friday.
The two will be known between the two candidates the race will be; It will be decided in a week. But the question is whether the new prime minister will calm the country and its collapsing economy again.
Brexit isn’t a party after all
Britons understand that Brexit was not the party they voted for. None of the benefits chosen by a tiny majority of the population in 2016 became a reality.
Earlier this week, I even wrote the pro-Brexit newspaper telegraph The opponents of Brexit, who have always warned of the dire consequences of leaving the EU, were right. The newspaper had previously written about their intimidation tactics, about the executors of “Project Fear”, Project Angst.
Now the head was inside telegraph: “The Fear Project was right all alongIn other words, the frightened were right.
The British voter is already done with that. According to polling agency YouGov, 72 percent of them no longer trust politics. More than half want the new prime minister to call elections immediately, so voters can decide who is in power.
But what new Conservative party leader would dare call an election at a time when the same polls promised the party only 16% of seats, and the opposition party is 53? If you look at the rules, nothing stands in the Conservatives’ way of faltering in power until the end of 2024, when new elections are officially held.
Followers of Johnson and fans of Rishi
It is unreasonable for another prime minister to be killed during that period. Tory MPs will continue to be at odds with each other going forward, especially if the economy does not improve soon. Johnson’s followers can continue to spread the legs of a Rishi fan’s chair, with or without Mordaunt supporters.
Usually a broken party doesn’t recover so quickly. But the big losers are the Brits themselves, who initially believed in the mountains of gold that would follow once the EU ended, and then fell in love with Boris Johnson’s mantra that he could quickly end his Brexit grumble.
A trade deal with the EU would be as easy as new deals with countries like America and India, as the story was at the time. It turns out to be much more complicated in real life.
Many Britons now want an election, but it probably won’t come
British voters, including the Conservatives, believe it is time for a new election now that “another” Conservative leader has failed as prime minister. But: they won’t come for two years.
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