With the country still struggling to recover from the financial crisis of 2008-9, the Guardian asked readers for their views on the country’s future, the role of the media, the importance of education and the future of the NHS.
Many of our readers shared their thoughts on the situation in the UK, with a significant proportion saying that they would like to see the country become more economically integrated.
But there was also an overwhelming majority who believe that Britain is in the grip of a crisis, with some arguing that the country is facing a crisis that could take years to recover.
While some respondents were sceptical about the possibility of an economic recovery, others argued that a lot more needs to be done to address the problems.
Many people were keen to see more public investment into infrastructure such as roads, schools and hospitals, but some pointed out that there are a number of challenges facing the UK that could be exacerbated by an economic downturn.
Others, such as former cabinet minister Lord Paddick, who is also an author and political commentator, pointed to the need for the NHS and social care services to be given a greater focus and said that the government must focus more on their economic challenges.
Theresa May is expected to announce a number other policy announcements at the Conservative Party conference on Friday.
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