Opinion – Britain: back to being the sick man of Europe? – the Economist

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Prime Minister Winston Churchill gives the “Victory” sign to crowds in London on Victory in Europe Day. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s a must-read and deeply alarming article from the Economist. It looks at the likelihood of Britain again becoming the sick man of Europe.

Source: Britain: back to being the sick man of Europe?

The scenario is chilling, bringing on the terrible twins, namely the economic implosion of the UK and Corbyn‘s Marxist state.

Conservatives are like lemmings going to slaughter. Sure, conservatism is about ‘tradition’ but not trying to recreate the past which is history. Whether it’s nationalism, xenophobia or simply creating a new wild-west for hedgefunds and newspaper owners is secondary to avoiding he imminent national disaster. The UK’s heading for a national train crash and we need to mount a rescue team, now.

I remember the UK in the seventies, with the three-day week, power outages and the 1972 miners’ strike. I was a young man and went to work overseas. Are today’s British young are ready to go overseas? I fear that too many are listening to the ‘Pied Piper of Islington‘.

Are there no young, telegenic conservative MPs that still believe in public service, people who are prepared to put their career on the line defending convictions? Don’t the Conservatives have a John McCain?

[See the ‘The absolutely remarkable life of John McCain – Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large – CNNPolitics.com‘, following disclosure of his brain cancer]

Please, is there a doctor in the ‘House’?

The absolutely remarkable life of John McCain – Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large – CNNPolitics.com

English: John McCain official photo portrait.

English: John McCain official photo portrait. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s a brilliant, must-read article by CNN Politics, as the world digests that John McCain has brain cancer. The article starts by hoping that the senator makes a full recovery. It recommends that the American body politic should pause and reflect on the remarkable life of the Arizona Republican.

Source: The absolutely remarkable life of John McCain – CNNPolitics.com

In an era of increasingly grubby politics, this article reminds us that public service still matters. The article concludes brilliantly:

His story is truly amazing not because he did everything right or because everything went his way. He didn’t. And it didn’t. His story is amazing because he’s been knocked down in ways big and small throughout his life. And he just keeps getting up.

Thoughts?