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Greater than 4 billion viewers for the Queen’s funeral, eight hours of broadcast, sufficient to catch bedsores. The Saxe-Cobourgs, referred to as Windsor, ridiculed the Kardashian Household, no however. Regardless of this poor Charles, caught for eternity within the tabloids between Woman Di and The Queen, king of an empire that by no means stops dying.

He begins his reign with a brand new Prime Minister, an admirer of Thatcher, who doesn’t care about parity in her authorities. 4 of the primary ministers come from what in France we might name “variety”, with this snobbery of not having been chosen for that, however as a result of they got here from good colleges. What annoy the “wokists” of Cambridge. Particularly since, Boris exit, the difficulties of Brexit stay. The Kingdom is struggling. Dignified, starched just like the Bridge over the River Kwai, but it surely suffers.

The British Empire by no means ends

A research of FinancialTimes estimates that if the revenue of a mean family in the UK had been 8% decrease in 2007 than that of a French or German family, the hole at the moment could be 20%. If the pattern continued, British households would earn lower than Slovenian households. Or Polish. Quickly a wave, simply again, of British plumbers in Poland? They are going to want a piece allow.

Based on the British Workplace for Statistics, the true wage has already fallen by 3% on an annual foundation and the autumn may attain 10% in line with the assume tank Decision Basis, which fears that three million Britons will fall under the poverty line. Forecasts stay gloomy: progress ought to stay sluggish subsequent yr.

Inflation exceeds 10%, CitiBank forecasts 18% in 2023, Goldman Sachs (and never Saxony, just like the royal household), 20%. Individuals do not respect something, not even the Metropolis.

14% of households refused to pay their electrical energy payments

14% of households refused to pay their electrical energy payments. Confronted with the risk, Liz Truss introduced a considerably Thatcherite assist plan to restrict power costs: 150 billion kilos! And to assume that some quibble over the price of the funeral. As a bonus, a discount in taxation on corporations. So as to not deteriorate public funds, whereas rates of interest are hovering, public spending ought to lower, which might not be with out social penalties.

Fortuitously, there may be the open sea. The UK has taken the lead within the struggle towards the Russians. Putin was not invited to the funeral. Charles will due to this fact not go to these of Putin, Georges was to not these of Lenin: ” Workmen had been busy day and evening making ready the tomb and refused to go away it; they spent two days and two nights to finish it “.

The good seconds of the American empire

The Kingdom rebukes Moscow, however is not it, quite, lowered to enjoying the good second to the American empire? There ” particular relationship is particular in that the Individuals generally overlook to tell the English of their choices, as on Iran for instance.

Regardless of every thing, Charles III stays the sovereign of 14 member kingdoms of the Commonwealth, which has 56 inheritor states which might be former members of the Empire. Moreover the UK, Australia, Bahamas, Canada, New Zealand, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu have acknowledged Charles as Head of State. Even when the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda has introduced a referendum on the monarchy, that of Jamaica needs an finish to it and that of Australia doesn’t cover his republican emotions.

What does the Commonwealth symbolize for the previous colonies? A typical language? A tradition ? India, Nigeria, South Africa, Australia, do they share “frequent values”? No solidarity, neither within the financial area, nor within the political area. The language, which has turn out to be extra American than English, is just not, as with French, a sentimental and cultural attachment.

The UK would not govern a lot anymore. His essential drawback of international coverage is an issue of inner coverage: the best way to settle the query of Northern Eire, the best way to behave with the European Union, the best way to calm Scotland down?

In actual fact, the UK has regularly given up pursuing an autonomous international coverage. For the everlasting member of the Safety Council that he nonetheless is, it’s an increasing number of seen. Brexit killed its originality, eradicated its affect in Europe and devalued its weight in america. The failure of bilateral commerce negotiations, Boris’ massive enterprise, is proof of this.

Any weakening of the UK is unhealthy information for France

And this isn’t excellent news for France. On the one hand as a result of the UK is certainly one of our essential clients. Then as a result of it’s a dependable ally, with whom, for the reason that Lancaster Home agreements, we have now had army cooperation which solely asks to deepen. Lastly as a result of if we aren’t brothers, not even enemies, we’re 100 instances cousins.

Any weakening of the UK is unhealthy information for France. It was a mistake to place oneself as some of the intransigent interlocutors within the Kingdom in the course of the painful divorce from the EU. That the previous ambassador to London is now Minister of Overseas Affairs is good news and sounds, vis-à-vis London, like a welcome change after all.

Create a “particular” alliance

It’s time to think about with him, a “particular relationship” which might be all of the extra worthwhile to him that it could not be unbalanced as with america. After all, the Kingdom won’t ever return to the EU; it solely provides extra curiosity to create a “particular” alliance with him. Admittedly, it’s not an empire, but it surely stays our ally, a monetary centre, an mental and college centre, and it too has many issues to say concerning the world, many belongings that we must always to repeat.

At a time when a brand new king and a brand new prime minister take workplace, we should ship greater than a message of friendship, a message of affection: “ Disgrace on anybody who thinks fallacious “.

And begin by appointing a brand new ambassador…

  • Alain Stéphane settled down in Germany following love at first sight. As we speak, he works as an editor in an area newspaper in Saxony and is a correspondent for

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