Now the state will pay its bills – Corriere.it

The decline of the resigned leader stems from an original sin that has characterized his entire story: the decision in 2016 to stand on leave.

Boris Johnson’s fault? After I got the best of English and brought out the worst. Humor turned into a clown. Neglect, subconscious. Pride and showmanship. Realism and irony. Courage and bravado. Prepare and improvise. Decentralization and contempt for rules. Frequency of repeated lying. This was Boris Johnson’s fault. The rest is a result.

The resigned leader’s decline stems from an original sin that overshadowed his entire story: the decision in 2016, to take the side of the holiday, to revitalize the nostalgic motives of a part of the nation, to get Brexit out of the European Union to win, and to get the UK out of the European Union. There were, among the supporters of the holiday, leaders who really believed in it. Not Boris Johnson. International by education, European by culture, Mayor of London open to the world, He denied his conviction when he realized that Brexit would allow him to seek the position of Prime Minister. Bad premise, of course. But what happened next exceeded all expectations.

After turbulent years, and re-election (in 2019) as a result of public spending and flowery promises, the conduct of government affairs has gradually slipped into a farce. Before that, during the pandemic, alcoholics were partying in Downing Street, while the country was in lockdown. Then Christopher Pincher was appointed deputy to the parliamentary leader known for some sexual harassment (also known as Boris Johnson who denied). Pincher fell again: dead drunk, touching two men after a party. The word “Pincher” in English means “the one who pinches”: he talks about farce. It took fifty (!) ministers, undersecretaries and senior officials to resign to get Johnson to resign: The government no longer has the numbers to act. To the end, the new Houdini – one of his other nicknames – tried to free himself from the chains, but this time he was unsuccessful. He couldn’t do that.

Boris threw c – he wrote The EconomistAngry – It also erased the good things he was doing: Procurement of vaccines against Covid, crucial support for Ukraine. Other leaders represented the deep national character and exploited it with cynicism and betrayal. Just think of the American-born Donald Trump
And the trouble that worked. Or to Vladimir Putin, spokesman for the Russian spirit. The case of Boris Johnson is not entirely catastrophic, but it does explain well how weak democracies are, in the hands of skeptics and barkers. Britain’s Conservative Party – the Conservatives, the home of Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher – will pay the “Boris bill” for a long time. Perhaps an electoral defeat, certainly a disgrace to the reputation.

Will tradition and perseverance be enough to revive Britain? Maybe yes, but it will take some time. There is war, a lurking pandemic, and the social and economic problems are serious: declining growth, productivity at its lowest, G7 inflation highest, and the pound falling. However, the good news – bravery, realism, pride, quickness, underestimation – can certainly do a lot and do a good job. everything is possible. Who knows, maybe even a return under the blue flag of the once great European family.

Jul 7, 2022 (changed Jul 7, 2022 | 22:35)

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