The UK Looks for a New Prime Minister…Maybe the US isn’t the Most Disastrous Country Right Now

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What is the world saying about our senile president? We’re on display as a laughingstock. And we can’t possibly 25th amendment him and place Kamala Harris into the position of president. What will world leaders say, then?

These are often the things that play through our heads as we hear about what goes on in DC.

Perhaps, though, we’re not actually the biggest dumpster fire.

The UK is doing a pretty good job of showing how chaotic they are. Boris Johnson resigned. Queen Elizabeth II replaced him with Liz Truss. The Queen dies. Liz Truss resigns. All of this happened in the span of a few months.

It’s enough to make you dizzy. Just as we began learning who Liz Truss was, we’ve learned that she’s stepped down in the midst of a scandal.

Our president’s son is in the middle of a really big scandal, and we can’t seem to get Joe Biden to step down.

Truss will go down in history for being the shortest-serving prime minister in the history of Great Britain. She only served six weeks – and that was enough to send the entire country into economic and political turmoil.

Truss stood at 10 Downing Street to make her announcement. “Given the situation, I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party. I have therefore spoken to His Majesty The King to notify him that I am resigning as Leader of the Conservative Party.”

Truss rolled out her economic agenda that sent markets into a complete panic. UK government bond prices result in borrowing costs rising. The Bank of England had no choice but to make three interventions as a way to hit overstretched pension funds. And the pound even hit an all-time low against the US Dollar.

It’s been chaos.

There are already candidates who may replace Truss – and she’s agreed to stay on until a replacement is found. However, many want her out of Downing Street NOW, which has even included the possibility of putting Boris Johnson back in as a placeholder.

Truss has done her best to keep her position. She admitted that her plan was a failure. She even replaced her chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, with Jeremy Hunt.

It may have been the resignation letter from Home Secretary Suella Braverman that made it obvious how poor Truss was as a leader. “The business of government relies upon people accepting responsibility for their mistakes. Pretending we haven’t made mistakes, carrying on as if everyone can’t see that we have made them, and hoping that things will magically come right is not serious politics.”

What is exciting is that whoever is named as the new prime minister will be the first one that King Charles III will get to appoint.

The overall feeling about Truss’s resignation is that the people of the UK deserve so much better. And many are tired of seeing the Tories in action.

Ahh, we understand the sentiment being felt across the pond. We are tired of seeing the Democrats in action, too. They have mucked everything up.

At least Truss had the good sense to step down so that someone more competent could be chosen to lead. We cannot say the same for our broken system. Neither Biden nor Harris is competent enough to get our country back on track.

The US left the UK many, many years ago. However, with the political disasters they’re dealing with, it may be really true what they say. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.