Below is an excellent article, which summarizes a book about (Great) Britain. Here are facts to support my observation about England being a third world country. Sadly (for them) things are worse than I thought.
The surrounding the Queen’s Jubilee celebration and hyperventilation about hosing the Olympic Games are merely weak effort to paint over the rust. The prime minister might travel to Berlin and then bluster about “protecting Brtiain’s interests”, but he must know the reality of his weal bargaining position with a successful country, as pointed out in the article (“a chronic balance of payments deficit, a looming shortage of energy and food, a dysfunctional labour market, volatility in economic growth and a painful vulnerability to external events.”)
Perceptive folks might see parallels to what is happening in the United States and receive a glimpse of the future.
NB. Some event with a bunch of people outside Buckingham Palace to wave at an old lady in white and her strange descendants. Just caught images of a fly-over, which surprised me...or didn’t. There was a Lancaster bomber, a relic of WW2, escorted by a DC and two King Airs. King Airs? So, all American aircraft, from a time when England was somewhat important in the world, although already a mere shadow of its former arrogance.
Sad. Even sadder is that people were excited...
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.