Who will succeed Boris Johnson as Prime Minister: Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak? On Monday, members of the British Conservative party will vote. And that while that member base is not exactly known as the perfect reflection of society. “These members are a bit older, whiter and more often in the countryside than the average Brit,” says Korteweg.
While Truss is leading the polls and it is almost unthinkable that Sunak will catch up with her, it is currently not 100 percent certain that she will become the new British leader. What is certain is that the United Kingdom will have a Prime Minister who adamantly denies that Brexit has anything to do with the economic crisis in the country, according to a debate between Truss and Sunak in BBC News.
Their statements reminded Korteweg of the ‘don’t think of a pink elephant story’. “They both did not let the questioner finish and they both shouted ‘no, no, no, Brexit has nothing to do with that crisis,’ says Korteweg. “While we know that the problems at the border from Dover towards the European Union, the traffic jams that have arisen there and customs controls that lead to delays, have everything to do with Brexit.”