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Boris Johnson Plans To Become NATO Secretary General: Will He Be Allowed Into The Alliance And Who Else Aspires To This Post?

Date: March 27, 2023 Time: 09:56:26

Boris Johnson, former British Prime Minister

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Boris Johnson, Britain’s former prime minister, who was forced to resign last year over a major scandal, has taken up a new post: NATO Secretary General. On the air of the Ukrainian TV channel “Rada”, answering a journalist’s question whether he would become the alliance’s secretary general, the retired prime minister replied: “Great idea. I must announce that there is such an idea.

An old recipe for “down” politicians: remind yourself with loud statements. Even now, the press actively responded to Johnson’s words that he “did not want to work” as a NATO leader.

The current secretary general of the Stoltenberg bloc, in effect, announced that he would leave his post at the end of September. And the question of who can replace him is being actively discussed in the alliance. True, no one is seriously considering the options associated with the “shaggy Boris”.

For starters, his departure from the previous post was associated with allegations that, at the height of the pandemic, Johnson was walking to parties with associates, when all ordinary Englishmen couldn’t even leave their homes to shop. And he stubbornly denied it when he was convicted of it. It turns out that he deceived his compatriots. Granted, he’s not a very powerful starting position for the fight for a new date.

Yes, and they don’t really like it, which is also known in “old” Europe – it was Johnson who completed the UK’s exit from the EU. That is, his record includes steps to destroy Western Union, albeit in the selfish interest of the British. And in NATO now there is a very high demand for unity: there is a lot of ostentation, but there are problems with the real thing, as the Western politicians themselves admit. Moreover, it was the former prime minister about a year ago who “pushed” the idea of ​​​​creating a “new union” of Russophobic countries – Poland, the Baltic countries and Ukraine -, of course, under the leadership of London. So, with such a “unifying” experience, it is difficult to apply for the highest post in NATO today.

We can also recall that the actual candidates for the alliance’s general secretary after Stoltenberg have already been named in the West. In particular, the American publication Politico singled out several prime ministers at once: Mark Rutte from the Netherlands, Kaja Kallas from Estonia and Ingrida Simonyte from Lithuania. Of the British, the current defense minister of the country, Ben Wallace, appeared on the list, and not Boris Johnson.

Well, let’s not forget that Boris’s wishes were exposed on the air of Ukrainian television, and this, no matter how you judge it, is not the most authoritative source for enacting fateful decisions for the West. For Ukraine, given Johnson’s enthusiastic and unqualified support for Zelensky, one can only dream of such a candidate for NATO leadership. But, as they say in the well-known Ukrainian proverb: “He is a zist, but who will give him” …

Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.
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