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“Marlborough Has Left for the War,” or Would Britain Take Up Arms?

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26.11.2021

It is no secret that Britain, which has long lost its former imperial image and therefore its own political face, has found itself in the back of the European Union and settled for following instructions from across the ocean. The failed policies, first of all those of Theresa May and now Boris Johnson, have primarily contributed to this. It is not for nothing that the UK Conservative Party begins to look for a successor to Boris Johnson because his actions are dissatisfactory not only with the voters but also with the party members, believes the CBS News contributor Simon Bates. The latest UK poll shows Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party in trouble. When asked: “Conservatives these days give the impression of being very sleazy and disreputable?”, 60% of the public agreed.

In these circumstances, another British “Marlborough” forgetting the painful experience of the Duke of Marlborough, the culprit of British failures in the War of the Spanish Succession in 1709 turned in France into the folk song “Malbrook s’en va-t-en guerre” (“Marlborough Has Left for the War”), decided that only a war under his leadership will help him somehow correct his own image. And therefore, abandoning domestic affairs even more, Boris Johnson decided to call on the world to defend Ukraine against Russia with all the remaining British power, whatever that may be. Boris Johnson, puffing out his cheeks limped from failed policies, made an insane statement that European nations must choose between “mainlining” Russian gas and defending peace in Ukraine, The Telegraph reports. But such an ultimatum amused even British readers, and many openly criticized Johnson, noting that he had no right to “lecture other countries.”

Not fazed by this debacle, Johnson began, through the controlled British media, to advertise the readiness of the British........

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