What’s behind Boris Johnson’s boast he’s ‘leading the West’ on Ukraine

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There’s plenty of reasons for Britain to feel aggrieved and to feel that standing up to Russia is an important requirement,” Eyal said. “London is used to the idea of leading a gaggle of Europeans in terms of noise against Russia.” But, yes, the Ukraine crisis is also a welcome diversion from Johnson’s domestic woes, he said. “To suggest that he’s interested in escaping his domestic concerns is to state the obvious,” Eyal said. “Name me the politician who doesn’t think of the domestic implications of a foreign policy initiative.”