JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: WORTHY MARY DEJEVSKY QUOTE ON BRITISH DIPLOMACY IN SKRIPAL AFFAIR – DANGER IN BREXIT FOR BRITAIN IS IN ITS BECOMING THE 51ST STATE   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY MARY DEJEVSKY IN THE INDEPENDENT

 

The UK overestimates its diplomatic clout – post-Brexit, it will be a small player on the international stage

 

“Let me observe only as an aside that things have come to a pretty pass when the tally for expelled diplomats – a number that is likely to be doubled when Moscow gets round to retaliating – is regarded as a benchmark of diplomatic success.”

 

A memorable line from Ms Dejevsky.

I’m not sure about some of the rest of this piece.

I believe the UK’s biggest risk, should Brexit be completed, will be the very real threat of becoming effectively a 51st state.

This government is already pathetically subservient to American interests – which is what the whole unsubstantiated Skripal Affair is about in the first place.

So, it will be desperate for better American arrangements after cutting its European ties.

And they can be had, of course, for a price, a very large price.

Posted March 30, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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