What exactly is the point of the UK government talking all tough to Vladimir Putin? What are they proposing to do? Hide in their safe space if he doesn’t come clean? Hold a candlelit vigil? Make up some hashtags? Britain is no longer a serious country, and people are starting to notice. Britain is no longer a country that can stomach a war. Britain is now a country that shrieks when it thinks someone might possibly have put a hand on its knee.
I’m not talking about everyone. There are plenty of solid people still around. But they’re no longer in charge. We’re ruled by diversity coordinators, hysterical academics, Islamic immigration officers, teenage Trots, Guardian columnists, tweet police, sociology graduates, and… Theresa May. If Russia wasn’t itself a bit of a basket case I’d say we were in serious trouble. A country whose young people cannot face small, slightly unpleasant aspects of their comfortable modern life is not a country that will cope with the harsh realities of the world, which won’t always be a rainbow paradise.
Those who shout and scream at Donald Trump and America don’t seem to realise that they depend on him, and on America, for protection from some very nasty possibilities, and they are doing their best to drive their bodyguard away. We need to remove the infants from power ASAP, and install some grown-ups again.