Very briefly, because I have already written about it, today’s media is obsessing on one subject and one subject only. The resignation of Theresa May and the small army of ambitious Tories who are in an unseemly race to succeed her. Nothing else matters in Broken Britain.
The front pages and news bulletins are filled with pictures of the self-pitying tears of May. The likely closure of Scunthorpe’s steelworks is already today’s fish and chip wrapping paper. Old soldiers on the streets, abandoned by the country they once served. Families on the breadline, without any bread. We pass by on the other side of the street.
We knew this would happen. It always happens like this. And it happens because we, the Great British Public, prefer the inane fluff of trivia to being reminded of the state we are in.
And those of us who do care are sidelined, ignored. The politicians who are supposed to serve and represent us actually serve themselves and tell us what is best for us, even when they know it isn’t.
Could this country become any more divided? You bet it could. The odds are it will. The centre ground of politics has been abandoned in favour of the far left extremes of Labour and the far right of Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (all in the same sentence, all occupying the same political space).
Simple solutions to complex problems are what has taken this country to where we are today, as our power and influence in the world drains away. Prime Minister Johnson will only make this worse, much worse. But people would still prefer to read about here today, gone tomorrow politicians than confront the real issues of our country. That’s why we are so fucked.