Friday, 30 December 2016

Better Than The Best of Both

For all his faults, Boris Johnson spoke the truth on Yemen. And indeed on Syria, which is a Saudi proxy war, whereas Yemen is not.

He was slapped down by Theresa May.

And his Foreign Office voted in favour of stating the obvious, which is that an Israel intent on annexing the West Bank could not remain both Jewish and democratic.

Simply as a matter of practical reality, that state would always have an Arab majority.

Again, Johnson has been slapped down by Theresa May.

The Posh Boys always get their party back eventually.

But the price of Boris Johnson's relatively promising foreign policy would be the abandonment of Theresa May's relatively promising domestic policy.

In the meantime, the price of Theresa May's relatively promising domestic policy is her atrocious foreign policy.

Labour's internal dissidents manage to be atrocious both at home and abroad.

There is, however, a full strength version of the goods that Johnson abroad and May at home merely promise in diluted form.

That form is, of course, Jeremy Corbyn.

1 comment:

  1. The Tory Arabists strongly supported Theresa May but she seems determined to alienate them. Crispin Blunt was very angry on the World at One today and it's a wonder Alan Duncan hasn't resigned from the government.