By Eddy Montilla.
The most similar thing to the relation between The United Kingdom and the European Union is a kid who received a toy: At first, the kid is always playing with the toy; later, he gets tired of it and put it aside. He breaks it up into pieces, just for curiosity and, at the end, he will be crying because he cannot fix it.
The most important representative leaders in favour of the “Brexit” (British exit from the European Union) Nigel Farage, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove broke the United Kingdom up with their propagandist comments and political manipulation, and now all of them may suffer the same fate: To disappear from the political stage without being able to prove they were right in doing what they did or what is worse, without paying for their mistakes. Nigel Farage, who was the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), was the first who ran away. Faster than an ostrich, he rushed out and left the awkward situation they created themselves to the others. Farage made the soup too peppery and he did not even try it. He created a social and political predicament and did not know how to solve it. Boris Johnson, the spokesperson who gained adherents with his flamboyant style and personality to vote for the exit of the United Kingdom from EU in the historic referendum, changed the tone of his speeches to one more moderate and conciliatory, a clear sign that they were unprepared for the situation, that they never imagined a victory. And what was Johnson’s trophy for that? A word thrust from Michael Gove who decided to remove his support. Gove had from the beginning clear intention to play the game together until certain time, and later, to play alone for a bid to be the next Prime Minister. He only wanted to take advantage of David Cameron’s resignation and the uncertainty created after the result of the referendum. Now that Gove was eliminated from the contest, the Secretary of Justice might be remembered as one of the worst political leaders in his country and perhaps, because of the widespread repercussions throughout Europe, in other countries too.
The United Kingdom´s history has seen better Prime Ministers than David Cameron. However, let us be fair: Compared to these pseudo-politicians mentioned before, Cameron looks like a genius because he is firmer in his convictions. The latest actions taken by Nigel Farage, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove after the referendum show political ignorance, disloyalty and, above all, lack of responsibility. They are undoubtedly politicians made of ice. People in the United Kingdom must be glad that summer is here!
This article was originally published in the digital newspaper World And Opinion with Eddy Montilla.
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