The late queen had at least one saving grace—she backed Brexit. From Tom Luongo at tomluongo.me:
I wrote a scathing piece on new UK Prime Minster Liz Truss the other day because I had to. Truss, I believe, is everything I said she is. Sadly, she was also the best choice among the Tories to potentially carry Brexit to its real fruition.
Queen Elizabeth II finally gave up this mortal coil and say what you want about the British Crown and its perfidiousness throughout the centuries, Elizabeth was, I believe, something different.
I’m no royalist, or even a fan of the Brits at the geopolitical level. I’ve spit enough fire and brimstone at them for their provincial attitudes towards all of their former colonies to level mountains. The British aristocracy is as corrupt and enabling of the corrupt as any group of people in human history.
And many of the people they have enabled have no intention of giving up that power. Hence, the mess we see in Europe and the UK.
For all of the complaints I level at our own government being in the pay and service of foreign actors, I more than recognize the UK is dealing with the same problem.