We haven’t witnessed disasters like the ones currently occurring in the UK and Europe as a result of their misguided attempt to destroy Russia since Wile E. Coyote’s repeated failures to capture the Road Runner.
The economy of Germany is about to collapse. German Prime Minister Olaf Scholz thought it was a great idea to cut itself off from its main supplier because his country’s economy depends on the import of oil and gas from Russia. What possibly could go wrong there?
Russia is being punished by Europe
Due to its desire to become more environmentally friendly, the Dutch government has declared economic war on its farmers and has been shocked to learn that farmers also produce food. The unknown Look at the grocery store shelves:
Dutch shelves that are empty
They desired to go green, but now they must go without food. Evidently, not all foods come packaged from Amazon.com.
Leave it to British politician Boris Johnson (no relations) to perform the largest clown show at the circus. The submerged sundering of the Titanic is about to happen to the British economy once again.
The United Kingdom is headed for a recession. A robust recovery was anticipated only six months ago, but the pandemic’s effects, the slow return to pre-Covid work patterns, and the inflationary spike brought on by the invasion of Ukraine have hurt the economy. Britain is likely to experience a deeper and longer downturn than other major industrialized nations, according to Andrew Bailey, governor of the Bank of England, who issued a warning last week. Inflation would also be more severe and long-lasting, he added.
Boris has built up his frequent flier account with trips to Kiev in order to hang out with his new man crush, comedian Zelensky, rather than staying home and making an effort to at least pretend that he is trying to address the escalating political issues. All of Johnson’s domestic neglect came to a head today when he was hit by a wave of resignations from his cabinet. As he adamantly refuses to acknowledge the dramatically declining support or hear the calls for resignation from his own crew, Boris pulls off a great Helen Keller impersonation. He stutters along, petulant and stubborn, at least for the time being. Since Hitler was holed up in his bunker commanding imaginary armies to try to stop the Soviets, we have not seen this level of self-delusion.
According to press reports, Boris believes he is a new Winston Churchill. That means Johnson’s list of achievements during his term in office can now include a new medal for self-delusion. One of Winston Churchill’s famous aphorisms, “Now this is not the end,” seems to be B.J. Not even the start of the end, exactly. However, it may mark the conclusion of the beginning. Breaking news for Boris The line comes to an end here. You should leave now.
The underlying cause of the political chaos that is developing in the UK and the rest of Europe is Russia and the conflict in Ukraine. High expectations that tough economic sanctions would bring down Putin proved to be the first great fairy tale of the twenty-first century. Putin and the Russian people are doing great. Similar to Wile E. Coyote, it is the European lot who are setting themselves on fire.
The European public, especially the Brits, would be prepared to overlook the leaders’ lies and incompetence if the European economy were roaring along like a Ferrari in the fast lane. However, the Ferrari is gas-less and stranded in the desert. That does not produce content, patient participants. When forced to skip supper, they have a tendency to act a little rowdy and obnoxious.
Vladimir Putin, I imagine, is watching Sky News while lounging in a large recliner, eating a bag of popcorn and downing a few beers while admiring Boris Johnson, who has transformed himself into the Captain of the Titanic. Boris is fastening a rope around his waist. He’ll perish along with the ship.
The deteriorating situation in Ukraine makes things more difficult for Johnson.
However, NATO has provided little more than warm words in terms of Ukraine’s current requirements, Sir Hew Strachan, writing in the Daily Telegraph, offered up this sobering assessment. This has revealed the ongoing disconnect between the alliance’s perception of its own security and Ukraine’s current requirements.
Ukraine’s only advantage is time. The country is losing citizens and experiencing physical harm; in contrast to Russia, Kyiv is suffering more severe and immediate economic consequences. NATO, however, acts as though Russia has the watches but Nato has the time, just as it once claimed the Taliban did. It doesn’t seem to understand that if Ukraine is defeated before next summer, Nato will run out of time. In the best-case scenario, by that point, the alliance will have given the Ukrainians the tools and instruction they need to launch counterattacks. However, the success of Nato’s strategy will depend on how resilient Ukraine’s citizens will be during the upcoming winter.
Here is my prediction: by the end of August, Vladimir Putin will be enjoying himself while Boris Johnson and Olaf Scholz will no longer be in office.