One of the things I do now is to think about how the world has changed in only a few weeks. I think it should be obvious that this change is not just something that occurred two weeks ago. No, indeed. It has been in the making for some time. We may well ask what made Russia invade the Ukraine. What was all that about? Let’s forget this for a minute, let’s look at what it has done for the West. First of all the west, mostly European at the moment, is in disarray. Britain is no longer part of the European set-up, so the cudgel is with France. Germany has allowed itself to become over-dependent on Russian gas and will have pretty heavy problems for the foreseeable future. Sweden and Finland are considering their options, will they join NATO? Perhaps. You will notice I am not taking the nuclear option because I do believe even Putin will be thinking about survival. So, what about the rest of the world? China, India? I think for Russia to survive its imminent economic collapse they must turn to these two countries. China in particular. In fact the big winner of this will be China. It is therefore debatable whether India will continue with its stance on Russia as they have their own problems with China.
The defence of Europe is also in a pretty bad state. Most countries have reduced their armed forces so much that today Russia could just walk to the North Sea. They won’t because they cannot swim but you will see the point. Britain is no longer a military power, it is riven by idiotic thinking whether it is inclusive enough and spends inordinate amounts of time trying to figure out whether trans women are women or men, or something else. So, we may dismiss the British as a fighting force, at least for the present. For now we only march on the streets to protest. The British are good at that and not much else. From an economic view we have allowed ourselves to sleepwalk into a situation where most of our infrastructure is based on Chinese equipment. There have been warnings but our politicians who are probably the most shortsighted in the world, consistently are denying there was a problem. I would love to hear what is said around the hallowed table in the Westminster Cabinet room now. Probably something about how to bring in 2 million refugees through Dover. I am sorry to say this but this situation could be foreseen a long time ago. So now the chickens have come home to roost and without laying eggs. Surely the status quo has been abandoned? I hope so, because if we are to survive the new world order and possible renewed Cold War we need a fit army and navy, well equipped and ready to fight the evil from the east. We also need to be more self-reliant, self-sufficient in food production and generating power. This should now have top priority.
On top of that we will need to approach the French in view of working together militarily. No need to listen to Macron, he won’t be there by the end of this year. And neither will a host of other politicians. Will Boris survive this? We’ll see but I have a bad feeling….