On a good day I believe that we are seeing a great falling apart of old ways of looking at the world and our place in it. Ideas like “the establishment”, isms like Capitalism and Socialism, Nation States, “the media”, assumptions about consumerism and even materialism, all past their sell by dates and struggling to maintain relevance.
All developed nations will face the challenge of building a new world out of the debri.
I also believe that Britain, or more exactly the people who inhabit these islands, with their rich mix of cultures, tradition of muddling along, and deeply held skepticism about grand ideologies and messianic leadership, is uniquely placed to deal with these challenges and, despite current signs to the contrary, will pull together to work this out.
On a bad day…