This is a question that has more traditionally been asked of people visiting Europe, probably more particularly here in the UK, from the USA. But, I have to admit the UK is in meltdown at the moment with a total void in leadership from both the main parties.
The Labour party finds its self in a position where the majority of the membership find themselves instinctively supporting the incumbent leader while the majority of the parliamentary party have declared they have no confidence in him. I find myself instinctively supporting the incumbent leader: Jeremy Corbyn. I should declare at this point I am a member of Labour party so can not claim this is written from a disinterested perspective. I must admit however, that its difficult to see how Jeremy Corbyn can be effective without support of the other Labour MPs.
At the same time the Conservative party are in total disarray with the prime-minister announcing his intention to resign because our recent referendum on the EU in which the British people voted by a small but clear majority to exit. I must admit this is not the result I was hoping for but in a democracy we have to accept the result. The Conservative party is also split between its membership and the parliamentary party.
Meanwhile on the other side of the pond the USA faces the prospect of a Trump president, which has been discussed on the show before.
What do we think about this? I’m not just looking for thoughts from those going through this either in the US or UK but genuinely interested in understanding how this is perceived in the rest of the world.
There are many sites where I would be hesitant to place a post like this fearing insults and a flame war but I feel here in the Bad Voltage community we have shown consistently that we are capable of having reasoned discussion and argument while still being able to show decency and respect to each other.