Taking Back Control!
This chapter discusses the noise and parliamentary divisions that were not silenced until the general election held on 12 December 2019, which swept Prime Minister Boris Johnson back into office. It cites the dissonance that remained suppressed as the nation confronted coronavirus, lockdown, and the economic slump from 23 March 2020. It also mentions new Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer, who was keen to make his mark by bringing lawyerly, forensic questioning to politics. The chapter points out the rate of Britain in international league tables as one of the best-run, most-respected, and least-corrupt countries among the advanced nations, which is a verdict of almost every independent assessment. It notes the conduct of the Brexit debate, the mercurial behaviour of the nation's elected politicians and the condemnation by leading policymakers that suggest a nation that had lost faith in its institutional structures.
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