Posted October 21, 2022 2:30 p.mUpdated on October 21, 2022 at 15.19
Less than two months separate the Queen’s lavish funeral and the Conservative party’s glorious funeral. The first event celebrated, to the music of Handel and Beethoven, the unity of the British people behind their Queen. The other – which is more akin to the soap opera genre – translates the fratricidal battles that exist in a Conservative party that is now essentially divided. Between those who, in their ultra-liberalism, see Britain as a Singapore on the Thames, and whom the markets have not followed, those who are more motivated by a nationalism to close the borders to migrants, and finally those who, above all, seem to run after voters’ votes, there is no lowest common denominator.
In the early 1960s, Britain, having lost its empire, was looking for a role. Similarly, in this post-Brexit phase, the increasingly less united kingdom is searching for a new identity and direction. And it is not the Conservative Party that will help him clarify his future role. A party which by its chaotic and irresponsible behavior damages the reputation of Great Britain. Even the Italians today are offended that we can compare the adventures of their political life with that of the United Kingdom.