As the world has just witnessed, what a difference 3 short weeks can make. It all started with the revelation, on Friday the 24th of June, of the Brexit result.
After that, virtually every day — or so it seemed — another British politician stepped aside.
Most recently Brexit promoter par non, UKIP (UK Independent Party) leader Nigel Farage, announced he would no longer be its head.
But Farage indicated he has no intentions of renouncing his position as a MEP (member of the European Parliament) or as leader of the euroskeptics within that union.
Prime minister David Cameron and leader of the Conservative Party plans to resign by October. Boris Johnson, London’s former mayor, himself a Conservative and formerly a top contender for Mr. Cameron’s job, instead declined.
A Key Lesson
Most will agree what has transpired isn’t typical in a well-functioning government. And in one sense, it’s nothing new.
Long ago God told the citizens of Judah that unless they made a 180° turn, the same thing would occur in their nation. You can read that in Isa 3:6-7.
Yes, a leadership vacuum exists right now. This doesn’t mean the UK will be leaderless.
On Thursday, the 7th of July, Euro News reported Conservative Michael Gove was eliminated. So, two females are left to contend for UK’s top job. That means, said Euro News, “the next UK Prime Minister will be a woman for only the second time in history.” Margaret Thatcher was the first.
Also the UK, as well as the rest of us, could learn a thing or two from Judah’s recorded wrong doings.
The political weather’s frightfully stormy, the seas very turbulent. And those on the shore are watching closely to ascertain whether Britannia will break apart or survive intact to sail another day.
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