The cancellation of Boris Johnson’s trip to Moscow puts Britain in its place in the world | Editorial – The Independent

The Independent argues that the decision by Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, to cancel his visit to Moscow to meet Sergey Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, on Monday is a disappointing admission of Britain’s irrelevance in world affairs. It argues that it would have been a significant trip, the first by a British foreign secretary for five years.

Source: The cancellation of Boris Johnson’s trip to Moscow puts Britain in its place in the world | The Independent

The article concludes by questioning the dream of many Brexiteers of ‘Britain as a powerful, buccaneering nation, charting its own course in world’.

Whilst Theresa May was one of the first global leaders to offer public support to Trump for his Syrian intervention last week, it is clear that the ‘Special Relationship‘ is not so special with Boris as FS.




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  1. Dr Alf is right to point out Britain’s increasing irrelevance in the world following the cancellation of Boris Johnson’s trip to Russia assuming it was cancelled on Mrs May’s orders as a nod towards pleasing Donald Trump.
    The reality is that Trump,Putin ,Xi Jin Ping and Turkey between them have the ability to do a deal in a darkened room,solve the Syrian crisis,take Assad into exile,put in an acceptable replacement and deal with ISIS on the battlefield.
    Oour influence should be focussed on Saudi Arabia and developing global trade not pretending that we are a “Great Power” punching above our weight.
    Being part of a bankrupt EU which is going to split into 2 anyway will not help us only selling our way out of trouble and improving the productivity of our lazy and unproductive citizens will do that.
    Johnson,Davis and Fox seem to corpulent,too laid back and too devoid of strategy to even comprehend that and as we saw with the truculent father who lost his case when he took his daughter to Florida in term time the public do not comprehend just how behind and uncompetitive our children and young people are in the global jobs stakes.
    Syria has to be dealt with ,IRAN has to be contained and Saudi Arabia the cause of Wahibism and unwarranted mosque building also has to be dealt with otherwise its World War 3.

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