The Guardian view on Boris Johnson abroad: more indulged than feted | Editorial

The Guardian view on Boris Johnson abroad: more indulged than feted | Editorial

The prime minister’s stance on Ukraine is valued by Britain’s allies but cannot fill the void where there should be a European policy

Boris Johnson’s domestic troubles are so relentless that he finds respite on the global stage. In the past week, the prime minister has attended a meeting of Commonwealth heads of government in Rwanda, a G7 gathering in Germany and a Nato summit in Spain.

Britain is a major global economy and military power. That means a British prime minister must be taken seriously. Mr Johnson’s reputation for duplicity precedes him, but he is treated with the respect attributable to his office.

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The Guardian view on Boris Johnson abroad: more indulged than feted | Editorial

The prime minister’s stance on Ukraine is valued by Britain’s allies but cannot fill the void where there should be a European policy

Boris Johnson’s domestic troubles are so relentless that he finds respite on the global stage. In the past week, the prime minister has attended a meeting of Commonwealth heads of government in Rwanda, a G7 gathering in Germany and a Nato summit in Spain.

Britain is a major global economy and military power. That means a British prime minister must be taken seriously. Mr Johnson’s reputation for duplicity precedes him, but he is treated with the respect attributable to his office.

Continue reading…

 

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