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First victory for Boris Johnson's “Global Britain”

2021-09-22T21:57:51.214Z

DECRYPTION - The partnership with Australia and the United States seems to reinforce the British Prime Minister in his post-Brexit geostrategy.



Correspondent in London

Indifference is often meant to be more cruel than attack.

This is a bit like what French diplomacy is playing with London.

Since the underwater snub came from the antipodes, Paris has chosen to focus its ire on Washington and Canberra.

The third thief in the

Pacific

'betrayal'

, the UK, is almost ignored.

See also

Submarine crisis: what can France do against the American giant?

France has therefore not recalled its ambassador to London for consultations, as it did for diplomats stationed in the United States and Australia.

Mocking the

“permanent opportunism”

of the United Kingdom, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian kindly called the country

“the fifth wheel of the coach”

.

Its Secretary of State for European Affairs, Clément Beaune, spoke of

"a form of accepted vassalization"

from London to Washington.

Clearly, Boris Johnson would only be Joe Biden's footman, like when Tony Blair blindly followed the GIs in Iraq.

From Washington, this Wednesday, the first British

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Source: lefigaro

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