UK drift

Four prime ministers in six years and a dangerous political and economic drift since in 2016 David Cameron, with his comfortable absolute majority, decided to call a referendum in the United Kingdom to secure his permanence in the European Union and lost it. Since then, the aforementioned Cameron, Theresa May, Boris Johnson and now Liz Truss have had to leave 10 Downing Street in a hurry. The last one has barely spent 44 days at the head of the British Government, forced to resign due to her failed economic plan. But deep down, the cause of this instability that persecutes one of the most consolidated democracies in the world must be found in the Brexit. A break with Europe to recover a supposed decision-making power just when the current globalized world demanded the strength that unity provides to face the challenges faced by the commercial and strategic interests of the two great powers: China and the United States. Not to mention the conflict stemming from the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The word “chaos” is the one that the media and experts have used the most to describe the current scenario, with a divided conservative party and self-destructive tendencies that have squandered the massive citizen support that Johnson obtained in less than three years. For too long, leaders have cultivated the fallacy that the United Kingdom could enjoy the benefits of the European Union in a framework without obligations or trade-offs. Now it will be very difficult to accept reality. The British crisis is bad news because it only adds more turbulence to a scenario already marked by uncertainty. And there is no easy way out either. Labor demands an early call for elections. Conservatives are aware of their disrepute. But they also fail to agree on a leader who tries to redirect the situation. A very dark scene.