In Birmingham, the British Conservative Party is openly showing its divisions

Home Secretary Suella Braverman, who accuses MPs from her own Conservative camp of a ” cut “ against British Prime Minister Liz Truss. A Chancellor of the Exchequer, Kwasi Kwarteng, who at the end of his arguments justifies the disastrous reception of his “mini budget” through the markets, recalling his lack of preparation in connection with the Queen’s funeral. A key government minister, Penny Mordaunt, is breaking ranks and openly criticizing Downing Street. Michael Gove, Grant Shapps or Priti Patel, former Minister of Boris Johnson, who also opposed Mme Truss like they’re already campaigning. And the latter, who goes into interviews with a smile, even if she has already lost a lot of authority after affirming that she is “ready to be unpopular” to the “make difficult decisions” – like his idol Magareth Thatcher – but gave up the abolition of the 45% income tax rate (a gift for the wealthiest households) in a few hours.

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We could extend the list of tragi-comic episodes that underscored the Conservatives conference that ended on Wednesday 5 October in Birmingham. Britain’s right-wing party presented an edifying spectacle: that of a formation on the brink of implosion in open warfare against a government only a month old but already appearing to be dying, the shocking pronouncements of which it denied with incompetence. Jacob Rees-Mogg, Minister for Industry, discussed “Luddites” (In reference to the workers who destroyed industrial machines in the early 19th century in protest against unemploymente Century) the many opponents of hydraulic fracturing and accuse them of being “funded by the Putin regime”. Suella Braverman takes care of that ” his dream “, there are planes full of asylum seekers in distress at sea, leaving for Rwanda.

How did the formation of Benjamin Disraeli and Winston Churchill gobble up its own leaders – Theresa May lasted three years, Boris Johnson barely more – handing the keys to power to free-market dogmatists or right-wing extremists?

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Simplified view of the economy

The erosion of power has its part: After twelve years at the top of the country and with a very mediocre balance sheet, the Tories are no longer able to renew themselves. Years of austerity by the Cameron government have deepened inequalities – access to education, health, very high child poverty (27% of children live in households classified as poor), growing use of food banks (the large Trussell Trust network has distributed 50% more food batches in recent months than before the pandemic). The public hospital is overwhelmed, economic growth remains sluggish, and real wages have stagnated for ten years. The Tories are finding it increasingly difficult to blame these failures on the Labor Party, which has been unemployed since 2010, or the European Union (EU) – Brexit has been in force since January 2021.

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