Boris Johnson Finds Himself in Isolation after Demanding New Sanctions against Russia

“The Court Jester”

… from  Sputnik  News, Moscow

Tim Farron, leader of the liberal democrats

[ Editor’s Note: One of the continuing failures of modern democracies is their addiction to filling top government positions with political hacks and lackeys. Boris Johnson is a perfect case. A sucker for always wanting attention, he thought he would jump out if front by being the “genius” that now, after the gas attack in Syria, to jump on Russia with more sanctions.

A professional diplomat would have consulted some of his colleagues to gauge their reception beforehand. But  Mr.”court jester”, the term used by Tim Farron of the liberal Democrats in Britain, could not stoop to that, so he just made a fool of himself.

He had done this so many times before, and he still got his current Foreign Secretary slot, one can understand that shooting his mouth off would not register as an occupational hazard for him.

It is British Diplomacy and and the British people who suffer having the wrong man in the wrong position at the wrong time. That said, most of the British political structure has been riding the Russian boogeyman horse for some time, motivated by the usual defense contractor expansions that profit the few, and the urge to fantasize being a major world player.

This is insanity. with the British economy on the edge, its social institutions like national health crumbling, the Brexit uncertainties, and the Scots going their own way has not been resisted strongly enough in Britain. The US people have a different, but similar problem with someone’s puppet as President now.

Boris Johnson has reduced himself to a caricature, and the British people need to have him replaced,as they have a Foreign Secretary that is a national security threat due to his being such an airhead. I don’t think I am going overboard here on bitJim W. Dean ]

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– First published  …  April 16, 2017

When UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson proposed to impose new sanctions on Russia amid the situation in Syria, he hoped to receive an ovation from other EU countries or at least their approval. However, his calculation proved wrong, German newspaper Die Zeit wrote.  Jonson’s initiative was not supported by his European colleagues. Moreover, he rather found himself in isolation.

“Boris Johnson thought his great moment on the global stage had come. The UK Foreign Secretary demanded new sanctions against Russia due to an alleged chemical attack on the Syrian Air Force in the Idlib Province,” the newspaper wrote.

According to Johnson, Russia had “poisoned its reputation” by supporting the Syrian regime, and thus cooperation with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must have consequences, he argued.

“However, Johnson’s pithy words were not welcomed by his colleagues. Italy, France and Germany in particular were opposed to hasty steps. Italy’s foreign minister, Angelino Alfano, instead called for a dialogue with Moscow, as according to him Russia should not be ‘pushed into the corner,'” the newspaper noted.

In London, Johnson was also hit by a wave of criticism. For instance, the head of the Liberal Democrats, Tim Farron, described Johnson’s behavior as a “failure of British diplomacy” and called him a “court jester,” who is not being taken seriously by anyone.

A commentator for the Guardian newspaper called Johnson the “emotionally neediest of politicians,” who is currently facing a career crisis.

Earlier, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said in an article for the Sunday Telegraph newspaper that Moscow should “make a sensible compromise,” withdraw its support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and join the international coalition fighting Daesh.

He also had canceled his visit to Moscow, scheduled for April 10, due to the recent developments in Syria having said that his priority was to maintain positive relations with the United States and other countries in the run up to the G-7 meeting.


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  1. Geopolitics is hardly a suitable arena for Just William. Where’s his satchel ? His Mum’ll be livid.

  2. In Italy, most G7 foreign ministers wanted to ask questions & get answers before shooting. But not the Brit ‘Boris’ and the U.S. ‘Natasha,’ who clamored:

    ‘First the verdict, then the evidence… Off with their heads!’

    Tiny hands & little dicks do not a foreign policy make…

  3. Boris will be in that role for a while yet. He is destroying his chance of having a shot at PM which suits current PM Teresa May down to the ground.

    No doubt his FO civil servants omitted to advise him not to announce anything concerning foreigners without it being discussed and in the bag beforehand.

    Bit like Trump in a way, looked great on the packet but a big disappointment once bought and opened.

  4. Boris Johnson, the clown prince of British politics, shooting his mouth off while simultaneously shooting himself in the foot, never seems to learn from his past mistakes.There have been too many to list.
    How much of an embarrassment to the British people is near half witted jobsworthy, wanker going to continue to be such?
    Like a Monty Python sketch, shit or spoof, designed to create confusion among the audience. Only the lads at Monty python couldn’t come up with this. Johnson needs to don the apparel of Gumby …or is it Twit of the year?
    The Ministry of Silly Talks.
    In other words, you just can’t make this stuff up.

  5. ‘She who was’ of US politics gives us by way of letters to her name, a word (just one of many) right out of the cesspool of Washington politics the word ‘litoramania’ with the letter ‘c’ to the fore (trying to keep things tongue in cheek) and we can match her with the fast-talking, tongue trilling, ululating Boris who whichever way you turn the letters of his name cannot beat ‘boorish’ = “oafish, rude, uncouth all describe persons, acts, manners, or mannerisms that violate in some way the generally accepted canons of polite, considerate behavior.”

  6. Incidentally, look at that notice about the Gordon Duff Files, above-right. For a moment I thought Gordie was holding a pistol to his ear, spinning the chamber, and looking very attentive and knowledgeable about the sound – like Tuco, with his beady little eyes. But guess what ? I heard when Tuco came into Gordie’s armoury, Gordie shoved the ‘Closed’ sign in his pie-hole, just like Tuco did to the mean and treacherous -loooking, old geezer in that other armoury.

    It’s what I love about the Spaghetti Westerns. If anything the townsfolk look meaner than the gunsel rogues and vagabonds. And that’s only the women.

  7. Sounds like Boris has been socially sanctioned. He thought he was throwing a stone, but it was a boomerang.

    • paul, indeed. When tossing a boomerang always expect for it to come back with the same amount of energy used.
      Johnson will sooner or later get hit. This may be one of those times.

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