comparing UK unfavourably with the rest of Europe is a tad unfair
Right now france is paralysed by strikes, because the strikers demand the retention of benefits which, if maintained. will destroy the national economic system — ie retirement at 60 or 62, to name but one instance. There are others.
Spain has political upheaval and throws dissidents in jail for sedition.
Sedition? — in a modern society in 2019?
We won’t touch on the monstrosities of Eastern Europe, or the tottering craziness on Greece and Italy.
Yes the UK is going to collapse, as is the USA, but not entirely for the reasons you put forward I think.
We are trying to sustain aspirations which have been drawn from past ‘glory’ which we cannot now support.
It’s going to be a long hard lesson