Over the past week, we’ve seen a global financial problem unfolding. Although the UK are not in the Euro and has retained it’s AAA credit rating, UK growth remains poor and any talk of a double dip recession would also involve ourselves.
And over the weekend, we have seen riots in London, shops looted and attacks against the police.
A time for our political leaders to bring assurance to the public. It’s at times like this we look to our elected leaders. But our prime minister, London Mayor and Chancellor are not even in the country.
David Cameron has decided to stay in his Tuscany villa, whilst George Osborne is taking in some sun in California. You might at least expect the elected Mayor of London to be on the streets to assure the London public. But before getting the name wrong of the young man shot by police, Johnson insisted he wouldn’t be cutting short his holiday.
It seems that if you’re looking for statesman like leadership from David Cameron, George Osborne and Boris Johnson during difficult times, you’ll be disappointed. It shows a clear disconnection between the people and political leaders.