Sailing into a storm with no one at the wheel

Astonishing that, in this fevered post Brexit state, there is no plan, leader, or even any soothing message to a troubled (or triumphant) nation. It’s as though the political class has simply imploded.

‘Sixty hours have gone by since a puffy-eyed David Cameron appeared outside 10 Downing Street and announced his resignation. The pound has tumbled. Investment decisions have been suspended; already firms talk of moving operations overseas. Britain’s EU commissioner has resigned. Sensitive political acts—the Chilcot report’s publication, decisions on a new London airport runway and the renewal of Britain’s nuclear deterrent—are looming. European leaders are shuttling about the continent meeting and discussing what to do next. Those more sympathetic to Britain are looking for signs from London of how they can usefully influence discussions. At home mounting evidence suggests a spike in racist and xenophobic attacks on immigrants. Scotland is heading for another independence referendum. Northern Ireland’s peace settlement may hang by a thread. But at the top of British politics, a vacuum yawns wide. The phones are ringing, but no-one is picking up.’

Anarchy in the UK: Britain is sailing into a storm with no one at the wheel | The Economist The Economist’s Tweet

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Sailing into a storm with no one at the wheel