Which country is the most influential?
[Exhales] Oh. Hmmm. Ooh. That is such a tough question. As an American I am inclined to say the US. Can I say Italy because I’m from Italy? Ah. Then no. It’s definitely not Italy. These days, it might be China. Hmmm. Historically though, it could be Greece. Iceland? Because one time that volcano erupted and it disrupted the whole world. I think that was great. God, I really don’t want to say America. It would be, like 100%, America. Still the US. Unfortunately. Not that I’m, like, happy about the answer. Well I think the USA is still the most influential country in the world in terms of shaping
debates. But I think it’s – at the minute – quite a strong negative influence. Even, like, bad influence. And certain things like, for example, healthcare. It’s still very much useful so that you can think about how you would do things better. The United States is going to remain the dominant power, whatever China does. I’d like to say the UK. Britain is probably the most influential. The UK? No – maybe after Brexit, not anymore We are more culturally aware of so many
other things as well. Ah… Yeah. Not the UK. Sorry. I don’t think Britain should have a
seat on the UN Security Council. We’re a second tier power. There are other powers rising up. China! Let’s throw China in there. Go on! I’d probably say China. We’ve been talking about the importance of China coming for a long time. China is on the lips of pretty much every policymaker at the moment. But now I just hear it infusing every conversation we have. I don’t know. Like, I would say Finland, maybe. For just having a 34 year old woman as the Prime Minister. Why not? Like let’s just not do the gender. And let’s just, like, disrupt the status quo. Is that OK? I’m not gonna get sued for all that, am I?