Carl Bildt, former prime minister of Sweden, shares his perspective on European politics.
First, what's really happening in the UK?
It's tragic in a way. Once upon a time, the Conservative Party was the natural governing party of the United Kingdom, and we've seen it in a gradual sort of melt down since Brexit with the one prime minister replacing the others, with the one scandal after the others, with the entire party on the verge of some sort of implosion. It has disturbing implications for the governance of the UK, and it is truly tragic. What will be the end of this is anyone's guess. There has to be a new Prime Minister within a week or so, and we can just wish the suffering British people all the best.
Second, how is this new Swedish government doing?
Well, I might be somewhat biased, but I think he's doing well. The prime minister presented his policy declaration on Tuesday, which is widely supported, I think. He has now spent time at NATO headquarters. He's with the European Commission Headquarters. He's part of the European Summit, and is very clear on firm support for Ukraine, firm support for European Union, firm support for transatlantic cooperation, and a realistic and strong economic policy.