Newsroom | 12. January 2023

Brexit and its consequences threaten the British state

Although the initially feared horror scenarios did not materialise, Brexit represents a major turning point. For Great Britain as well as for the EU. This has become increasingly clear recently. The pandemic, particularly the war in Ukraine, is severely impacting the British economy. Moreover, they show how strongly the United Kingdom and the EU were and continue to depend on each other. by

The British health system is in poor shape

The conditions in the NHS have the character of an emergency, and the advice of the emergency call centres in GB reads almost like the blackest British humour: The ambulances should please only be called “if you feel you are dying!” In a country that considers itself among the world’s largest economies and longs for old imperialist times. Or is that just a noisy minority giving that impression? After all, nearly half of Britons now think Brexit was a mistake, compared to a scant 40% who still think leaving is the right thing to do. Despite everything, the camps are divided, Brexit is a test for the British, and the country’s cohesion is at stake!

Moreover, a series of strikes in the public sector over the catastrophic conditions in the health service clarifies it that the anti-European course of the British is increasingly proving to be a disservice to their population. “Doing the Johnson” is used as a catchphrase behind closed doors, which roughly means shirking responsibility after the United Kingdom has fallen into the nationalist well and Brexit supporters like Boris Johnson or Nigel Farage, at the time the face of the right-wing populist UKIP, are primarily responsible for this misery.

In one of his rare public appearances on 04/01/2023 in London/GB, government leader Rishi Sunak was taciturn, saying concessions to the strikers? Not a word.

Strikes paralyse the country – lack of specialists

The railway rebellion that has been going on for months has severely hampered the people’s return to their jobs after the holidays. On 3 January, only 20 per cent of the scheduled trains were running. The association of private railway operators had already called for people not even to attempt a journey.

Mail carriers, university lecturers and border guards are now on strike for more money. But Sunak is particularly worried about the uprising in the National Health Service (NHS). The NHS workers, who only want to go on strike in the middle of the month, enjoy the support of most of the population. On 4 January, the tabloid Mirror featured the five Tory prime ministers since 2010 with the headline: “They’ve broken our NHS.” Quite a few on the island have seen it that way for a long time.

There is no quick improvement in sight, and hundreds of thousands of jobs in the health sector are unfilled. Because Brexit makes it difficult to recruit European professionals, advertising campaigns are now underway in Africa, for example – where the Conservatives are paradoxically having immigrants deported again …


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