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Former British Prime Minister: Our country is no longer a great power

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Great Britain is no longer a great world power. This is the conclusion reached by the British ex-Prime Minister John Major, who replaced Thatcher in this position in the early 1990s.


According to Major, at present the great powers are the United States of America, China and the European Union, solving global issues. In second place are the lesser powers such as Russia and Turkey, which interfere in the affairs of other states and subvert activities.

Great Britain, which was previously a world-class power, is no longer, the author writes. In his opinion, Britain is most likely a second-tier power. All statements that London still affects something follow from stories country and reputation gained in the intervening time.

We are no longer a great power. We will never be her again. In a world of nearly eight billion people, Brits are less than one percent. We are the leading second-tier power, and we will remain so for the next half century, no matter how successful we are. Our small size and small population means that we can be overtaken in growth rates by other, larger countries.

- he declares.

Everything the UK is currently underpinned by history, reputation, EU membership, and close ties to the US. At the same time, the US no longer wants to use Britain as a bridge between itself and Europe.

(...) we suddenly ceased to be an indispensable bridge between Europe and America. Now they need us less and less

- writes Major.

At the same time, the United Kingdom can use soft power to maintain its prestige and exclusivity. Where it is no longer possible to coerce by force, London should act with its influence, its diplomacy, the former prime minister sums up.
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  1. Borik
    Borik 11 November 2020 16: 53
    18
    So already 75 years as not great and he only now found out about it.
    1. Terenin
      Terenin 11 November 2020 16: 56
      12
      Former British Prime Minister: Our country is no longer a great power
      So winked , minus one! We keep moving ...
      1. credo
        credo 11 November 2020 17: 08
        +3
        Quote: Terenin
        Former British Prime Minister: Our country is no longer a great power
        So winked , minus one! We keep moving ...

        Yes, he just pours out and pours water on the mill of the current government.
        Did he decide, like the old men Biden and Trump, to shake the old days and again take the place of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?
        1. krot
          krot 11 November 2020 21: 11
          +7
          Former British Prime Minister: Our country is no longer a great power

          But the Briton continues to spoil the rest of the countries in the same way, either pitting them against each other, then building various intrigues, such as with the Skripals .. It's time for the scrap of earth parasites.
          1. halpat
            halpat 11 November 2020 21: 20
            +1
            Quote: krot
            Former British Prime Minister: Our country is no longer a great power

            But the Briton continues to spoil the rest of the countries in the same way, either pitting them against each other, then building various intrigues, such as with the Skripals .. It's time for the scrap of earth parasites.

            in-in.
            trifle like a toad, and the stench and manure, like from a diplodocus.
      2. Turanov
        Turanov 11 November 2020 17: 16
        +6
        Quote: Terenin
        Former British Prime Minister: Our country is no longer a great power
        So winked , minus one! We keep moving ...

        Laughter and sin Gennady .. They have only exes in the west! As they retire in old age, they begin to speak such adequate speeches .. You are really amazed! They are afraid to say something against the current government, and this is very noticeable. Double standards, and also democracy ..
        We have the power to caster, only the fluff flies, and even more money is received for this ..))))
        1. Terenin
          Terenin 11 November 2020 17: 31
          +6
          Quote: Turanov
          As they retire in old age, they begin to speak such adequate speeches .. You are really amazed!
          Vitaly, don't give a damn about these Puritans. They have always been and will continue to bend their line.

          Quote: Turanov
          We have the power to caster, only the fluff flies, and even more money is received for this ..))))
          The most funny thing is that this big money is paid by the authorities themselves.
          1. Vladimir Mashkov
            Vladimir Mashkov 11 November 2020 18: 50
            +3
            John, like all retired Western retirees, has received his sight. Partially. He's right about England, of course. But about Russia, he habitually lies! yes
          2. Turanov
            Turanov 11 November 2020 20: 32
            +2
            Quote: Terenin
            Vitaly, don't give a damn about these Puritans. They have always been and will continue to bend their line.

            We have studied their gene well in the west, but their vassals inside the country have not been very much so far ..
            Quote: Terenin
            The most funny thing is that this big money is paid by the authorities themselves.

            That's what I am about angry ..And they feel very good, so sometimes they will poison themselves again for the old .. Suffer and whine they already have drugs and earnings
            And all of them are "oppositionists", and even earlier the dissidents were pretty well-off or were becoming so .. And they don't work anywhere! Judas have to endure
            1. Gene84
              Gene84 15 November 2020 02: 45
              10
              Quote: Turanov
              they are all "oppositionists"

              You cannot compare an oppositionist with a protest. A real oppositionist, he speaks from a patriotic position, but he does not care against whom and for whom.
        2. venik
          venik 11 November 2020 18: 56
          +3
          Quote: Turanov
          They are afraid to say something against the current government and this is very noticeable

          ========
          No, they are not afraid! Simply, as long as they are without the prefix "ex-" - they themselves are an element, a "cog" of this power .... Well, and only when "fell out of the cage" - well, then it is already possible and "truth-womb" cut in the eye - somehow remind others about yourself (beloved!). After all, "going into political oblivion" is very painful for them. And here, although scandalous, but still reminder!
          1. Turanov
            Turanov 11 November 2020 20: 44
            +3
            Quote: venik
            No, they are not afraid! Simply, as long as they are without the prefix "ex-" - they themselves are an element, a "cog" of this power ....

            And what about in Russia then? Vaughn Medvedev is remembered as such a sugary Westerner was and is, and Kudrin openly shouts the Khan of Russia for what year, etc. laughing We tolerate nothing, let alone the rest of the riffraff who stuck at all .. Chubais alone is worth something, in the west he would have blabbed for 300 years and the deeds done .. But he does not live and prosper .. Here she is a real democracy we get in Russia! Now the Liberdons have quieted down, as pogroms began in the USA and massacres in France ..
            Here's what to do with them? Further feed from the budget, the same Echo and Mikhalkov from Goskino?
            You can't understand Russia with your mind, you can't measure it with an yardstick, you can only believe in RUSSIA! ..
            1. Chervonny
              Chervonny 15 November 2020 01: 57
              14
              Quote: Turanov
              Chubais alone is worth something, in the west he would have blabbed for 300 years and the deeds done

              Putin said that everything is in order with Chubais. So no one will touch him.
            2. Gene84
              Gene84 15 November 2020 02: 45
              +9
              Quote: Turanov
              Kudrin openly shouts the Khan of Russia for what year

              What kind of oppositionist is he? He is a supporter of the current government. They have no differences among themselves.
        3. Alex Justice
          Alex Justice 12 November 2020 17: 08
          0
          We have a caster of power, only the fluff flies, and even more money is received for this

          I have never seen any serious disputes in the Russian Duma. I saw it in England.
          1. Turanov
            Turanov 12 November 2020 17: 39
            0
            Quote: Alex Justice
            We have a caster of power, only the fluff flies, and even more money is received for this

            I have never seen any serious disputes in the Russian Duma. I saw it in England.

            Are these puffy "gentlemen" arguing in England? wassat There they have for a long time all the roles are distributed and everything is divided .. We found someone to put as an example .. Your English humor, too press. No offense!
            Well, to be honest, our Duma has also turned into a chicken coop, but I think if something can cheer up the country, if it can be radically changed for what I AM FOR!
            1. Gene84
              Gene84 15 November 2020 02: 47
              10
              Quote: Turanov
              if you change it radically

              Take away their parliamentary immunity, put them on an average wage, and that's it, a miracle will happen wink
          2. Gene84
            Gene84 15 November 2020 02: 46
            10
            Quote: Alex Justice
            I saw it in England.

            Look at the Ukrainian Rada and the Taiwan Parliament, you will also like it.
        4. Gene84
          Gene84 15 November 2020 02: 44
          +9
          Quote: Turanov
          How they retire in their old age they begin to speak such adequate speeches.

          They cannot tell the truth while in office. Otherwise, they will not "live" long at the trough. After that, they don't care, you can cut the truth-uterus laughing
    2. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 11 November 2020 17: 05
      +5
      Quote: Borik
      So already 75 years as not great and he only now found out about it.

      To be precise, 64 years old. The key moment is the unsuccessful invasion of Egypt in 1956, when Britain and France were simultaneously pulled back by the USSR and the USA.
      1. Turanov
        Turanov 11 November 2020 17: 27
        +1
        Quote: Alexey RA
        Quote: Borik
        So already 75 years as not great and he only now found out about it.

        To be precise, 64 years old. The key moment is the unsuccessful invasion of Egypt in 1956, when Britain and France were simultaneously pulled back by the USSR and the USA.

        Yes, there were times of counterbalance in the bipolar world .. And they were not particularly rude, as now.
        1. Gene84
          Gene84 15 November 2020 02: 47
          +9
          There was no rudeness. Everyone knew that the answer would not be long in coming yes
      2. Leeds
        Leeds 11 November 2020 17: 32
        0
        Quote: Alexey RA
        Quote: Borik
        So already 75 years as not great and he only now found out about it.

        To be precise, 64 years old. The key moment is the unsuccessful invasion of Egypt in 1956, when Britain and France were simultaneously pulled back by the USSR and the USA.

        Well, when a traveler descended from a donkey in a rubber boat and who lives on money from the British breaks the cross in broad daylight, climbing up to the church, where generations have been sending prayers for 900 years, and everyone is watching in silence, filming, then it is worth thinking about greatness.
    3. avg
      avg 11 November 2020 17: 33
      +2
      Quote: Borik
      So already 75 years as not great and he only now found out about it.

      I, unlike John Major, knew this from childhood, and therefore always called them small-shaven, but big dirty tricks.
    4. Terenin
      Terenin 11 November 2020 17: 48
      +6
      Where it is no longer possible to coerce by force, London should act with its influence, its diplomacy, the ex-prime minister sums up.
      The ex-prime minister forgot to add ... and his centuries-old habit - to crap everywhere and play off states and peoples among themselves ...
    5. Revolver
      Revolver 11 November 2020 22: 34
      -1
      Quote: Borik
      So already 75 years as not great and he only now found out about it.

      Well, no need, Argentos in the Falklands were notoriously heaped. And they still have a vigorous loaf. And a couple of aircraft carriers.
  2. faiver
    faiver 11 November 2020 16: 54
    +5
    such as Russia and Turkey, leading to interference in the affairs of other states and subversive activities
    - that's really who noted in this field of activity, it is just Great Britain, and for centuries ...
  3. Hunter 2
    Hunter 2 11 November 2020 16: 55
    +7
    Well, with the assignment to the great powers of the EU, the Major clearly got excited. The EU is not a homogeneous entity, in fact, it does not affect the World processes, it is tied to itself, and the members of the Union are soft ... some in the forest, some for wood. And whether the EU will survive after the Naglo-Saxons leave it is also a question.
    It is also interesting by what criteria he made this assessment. But with the fact that small-shavens are no longer included in the club - I agree.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 11 November 2020 17: 04
      +2
      International decisions, however, are taken by the EU as a single entity. That is, the EU can be defined as a "federal" power.
      Britain has left the great powers, Russia keeps only strategic nuclear weapons in this club, China has joined the club.
      1. faiver
        faiver 11 November 2020 17: 20
        +2
        Russia is kept in this club only by strategic nuclear weapons
        - so it seems that Britain also possesses it, they just decide for it, and often decisions are made for the EU on another continent ...
      2. dzvero
        dzvero 11 November 2020 17: 23
        +2
        In the place of the EU, I would definitely put the Russian Federation in the top three. The EU is too amorphous and bureaucratic formation to actively influence and, most importantly, in real time, on world processes.
      3. iouris
        iouris 11 November 2020 19: 29
        -1
        Britain has not gone anywhere. She is everywhere.
        1. Revolver
          Revolver 11 November 2020 22: 36
          0
          Quote: iouris
          Britain has not gone anywhere. She is everywhere.

          Well, she left the EU, or at least in the process of leaving.
          1. iouris
            iouris 12 November 2020 10: 52
            0
            Forgives, but does not leave. If Trump does not win, then it is not yet clear how the "withdrawal" will end: maybe he will still lead what remains of the EU.
            In the meantime, "our" money in Londongrad is working against, MI6 is planning and orienting Erdogan, who surrounds and dissects ... You cannot drink skill (right away).
    2. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 11 November 2020 18: 22
      +2
      The EU is Germany, France, Italy. The rest - insofar as.
      1. Hunter 2
        Hunter 2 11 November 2020 18: 29
        +3
        Quote: Krasnodar
        The EU is Germany, France, Italy. The rest - insofar as.

        Well, he took and "offended" 25 countries crying , other "full" EU members! laughing
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 11 November 2020 18: 39
          +1
          Okay - let's add Sweden! laughing The rest - by car:
          Moers, Beha, Audi, Opel
          Citroen, Peugeot, Ren
          Lamborghini, Ferrari, Fiat, Iveco
          Volvo, Saab
          Well, figs with her, add Spain with her Seat
          The rest are not members. And strictly the opposite soldier
          1. Lynx2000
            Lynx2000 12 November 2020 01: 17
            +2
            Quote: Krasnodar
            Okay - let's add Sweden! laughing The rest - by car:
            Moers, Beha, Audi, Opel
            Citroen, Peugeot, Ren
            Lamborghini, Ferrari, Fiat, Iveco
            Volvo, Saab
            Well, figs with her, add Spain with her Seat
            The rest are not members. And strictly the opposite soldier

            wink
            The alignments have changed, as in world politics:
            Moers - Germans
            Volkswagen is Porsche, Audi, Bugatti, Skoda, Seat, Scania
            Renault-Nissan, Japanese ears stick out (Renault, Nissan, Samsung and a lobule in the VAZ)
            Citroen-Peugeot, yes French.
            Beha - Rolls-Royce, Mini.
            Opel was American GM, became French PSA
            Volvo - was at Ford, became the Chinese Geely. Saab seems to have been part of Volvo, he does not produce cars, I don’t know who owns it, probably Sweden, if he produces aircraft.
      2. Gene84
        Gene84 15 November 2020 02: 47
        +9
        Quote: Krasnodar
        The EU is Germany, France, Italy

        I disagree about Italy. The main leading players in the EU are only France and Germany.
  4. Doccor18
    Doccor18 11 November 2020 16: 55
    +2
    Former British Prime Minister: Our country is no longer a great power

    Finally. Got it ...
    1. Gene84
      Gene84 15 November 2020 02: 48
      10
      The giraffe reaches faster than them. bully
  5. Lionnvrsk
    Lionnvrsk 11 November 2020 16: 56
    0
    Quote: Borik
    So already 75 years as not great and he only now found out about it.

    Yes, Great Britain is Great Britain!
  6. alma
    alma 11 November 2020 16: 58
    15
    Former British Prime Minister: Our country is no longer a great power

    Very self-critical ... the locals will surely knock him on the head lol
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 11 November 2020 17: 07
      +1
      All British people have long accepted this reality. They have absolutely no imperial breakdown. You won't hear "Great Britain" from an Englishman, only "Britain".
      1. Terenin
        Terenin 11 November 2020 17: 36
        +5
        Quote: voyaka uh
        All British people have long accepted this reality. They have absolutely no imperial breakdown. You won't hear "Great Britain" from an Englishman, only "Britain".

        I would n hasten to be touched by them. For example, British historian Leif Jerram thinks differently. This is not Russia a powerful state, but Britain or the United States.
        He recently stated that Russia has never inspired anyone to imitate, which means that it is not a superpower.
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 11 November 2020 17: 57
          +2
          Historians of all countries - large and small, strong and weak - have megalomania laughing
          It is important what the common people feel in general.
      2. Pereira
        Pereira 11 November 2020 21: 10
        0
        Nobody here says Great Russia. Everyone says Russia. So what?
        1. voyaka uh
          voyaka uh 11 November 2020 21: 22
          +1
          Great Britain Great Britain was the official name of the state.
          You were officially: Russian Empire, USSR, Russia (or Russian Federation).
          1. Pereira
            Pereira 11 November 2020 21: 43
            0
            You can, of course, find fault with the terms. And I could long and interesting speculate about the meaning of the prefix "great" to the name of the state.
            But it's not about that. The name of the state can be anything. It is important what a person puts into this word. Does an ordinary Englishman feel himself a worthy person or is he ready to kneel before a gopot? Is it a military review (tv.a.r.b) he trembling or has the right?
            I have not been to England. You were? What do ordinary Englishmen feel themselves to be? Creatures dropped by the negroes? Or do they have the right? Tell us. I would be truly grateful.

            Shl. Specially wrote the phrase T. God's Word. The word creature disappears. Apparently, VO grunts against God. Where are zoo ... conservationists looking?
            1. voyaka uh
              voyaka uh 11 November 2020 23: 26
              +3
              It so happened that I visited England many times.
              My son lived in London for several years. And before that I was a tourist there.
              Englishmen - silent people, Spartan habits, liven up
              only in pubs when they get drunk. They are polite, but if you get them, they are suddenly aggressive.
              No prefaces and abuse.
              They are difficult to deal with if you are sociable yourself. But great
              if you are a loner.
              They have humor ... I remember, for some reason: somehow I gave way in a cafe very
              an elderly couple. The man then came up and said: "You, young man,
              go to heaven. But I will get there (he raised his voice) much earlier than you! " smile
              In general, I would not write off England completely "in reserve" :)))
              1. OgnennyiKotik
                OgnennyiKotik 11 November 2020 23: 57
                -2
                Quote: voyaka uh
                In general, I would not write off England completely "in reserve"

                England changed the way of fighting. From rough physical, soft financial. London is the world center of finance. All the money in the world goes through it. She is behind all the recent wars. In Karabakh as well. By the way, today the head of MI6 flew to Ankara.
                1. voyaka uh
                  voyaka uh 12 November 2020 00: 04
                  +2
                  Exaggeration. Especially in military intrigues. And in finance
                  they move out gradually. Otherwise, Brexit would not have caused such an outflow of capital.
                  1. OgnennyiKotik
                    OgnennyiKotik 12 November 2020 00: 13
                    -2
                    Quote: voyaka uh
                    Exaggeration. Especially in military intrigue

                    I meant Libya, Syria, Karabakh. Where are her interests. Naturally, all the wars in the world are of little concern to her.
                    Quote: voyaka uh
                    And in finance
                    they move out gradually. Otherwise, Brexit would not have caused such an outflow of capital.

                    I do not agree, there is simply no other such platform in the world. Yes, there are graters with continental Europe, some of their money and related structures have gone, but this does not diminish the role of London. And over this year, the Anglo-Turkish coalition has seriously hit the interests of France, especially in Libya.
                    1. voyaka uh
                      voyaka uh 12 November 2020 01: 16
                      +2
                      "there is simply no other such platform in the world" ////
                      ----
                      This is the "old playground".
                      Traditionally, Arab sheikhs travel to London to carry out transactions,
                      Indian and Russian oligarchs.
                      But innovation in finance (like everything else) comes from California.
                      All sorts of blockchain and cryptocurrencies will inevitably ruin English banks.
                      1. OgnennyiKotik
                        OgnennyiKotik 12 November 2020 01: 29
                        -2
                        Quote: voyaka uh
                        But innovation in finance (like everything else) comes from California.

                        Only then they all ask for the London Stock Exchange and the investor's goal is to get there.
                        Quote: voyaka uh
                        All sorts of blockchain and cryptocurrencies will inevitably ruin English banks.

                        The significance is exaggerated. He himself led the development on the blockchain and worked with the crypto market. Cryptomarket is another Tulip fever, no more. Blockchain technology has its advantages, but many disadvantages and very critical ones. After a couple of years, everyone will finally forget about them.
                      2. voyaka uh
                        voyaka uh 12 November 2020 01: 41
                        +3
                        The London Stock Exchange is oil, metals, raw materials. Insurance for all this.
                        London is real estate.
                        There is almost no hi-tech in it, no startups.
  • zwlad
    zwlad 11 November 2020 17: 00
    +2
    The UK, which was previously a world-class power, is no longer, the author writes.

    You don't tell the queen the main thing, grandma will be upset.
  • tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 11 November 2020 17: 06
    0
    As exes become, clever thoughts appear, though not all of them.
  • venik
    venik 11 November 2020 17: 07
    +2
    "...We are no longer a great power. We will never be her again. ..."
    ========
    Eco, however, "discovered America"! To "giraffe (sorry! John Major) - just now it got it?" fool Well, these "brits" are slow-witted! laughing
  • Turist1996
    Turist1996 11 November 2020 17: 09
    +2
    Suddenly I saw the light! But the passage about "exclusivity" was nevertheless screwed up to maintain a minimum level of FSV (Feeling of Own Greatness) - look, how annoying that is!
    Well, now they can be practically officially called the United Kingdom. With reference to the ex-prime minister! Still, not the last person in their political get-together ..
  • Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
    Paragraph Epitafievich Y. 11 November 2020 17: 12
    +1
    Yes ... Once upon a time the PM of the Kingdom looked like degenerate aristocrats, now - like freaks. Where is the world going ...
  • 7,62h54
    7,62h54 11 November 2020 17: 30
    0
    Not great, but will become even smaller after the departure of the "immortal dracula on the throne"
  • parusnik
    parusnik 11 November 2020 17: 34
    +2
    While in retirement, the ex-prime minister was struck by an inspiration, which is typical, that many Western politicians get an inspiration when they are already in retirement.
  • AB
    AB 11 November 2020 17: 37
    +1
    United Kingdom? Great Britain is an ISLAND on which the United Kingdom is located. She has long ceased to be the great Great Britain. Now it is a small, spiteful country puffing out its cheeks in an attempt to teach everyone and point out to everyone, but no one needs it anymore. After Brexit, money is fleeing from it, business, if not for Covid, would have long faded to the mainland and to the States. In the second echelon, it keeps only because of the presence of nuclear weapons.
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 11 November 2020 20: 56
      0

      AB (Alexey)
      Today, 17: 37
      NEW
      +1
      United Kingdom? Great Britain is the ISLAND on which the United Kingdom is located. She has long ceased to be the great Great Britain. Now it is a small, spiteful country puffing out its cheeks in an attempt to teach everyone and point out to everyone, but no one needs it anymore. After Brexit, money is running out of it, business if not for Covid, he would have fled to the mainland and to the States long ago. In the second echelon, it keeps only because of the presence of nuclear weapons.
      Did your eyes just now open? bully
    2. Gene84
      Gene84 15 November 2020 02: 50
      10
      Quote: AB
      Now it is a small, spiteful country puffing out its cheeks in an attempt to teach everyone and point out to everyone, but no one needs it anymore.

      The description for Poland and the Baltic countries is similar bully hi
  • 2 Level Advisor
    2 Level Advisor 11 November 2020 17: 39
    +1
    And now there are no great powers - independent in the sense of politics for the sake of the population, and not the earnings of the magnates ..
    There are a bunch of those who pull the right strings .. they have no nationality, despite the fact that they have some kind of passport .. but they have bags of money and influence .. this is called global capitalism ..
    and if someone interferes with them, once for a thread and bombed, a two-color revolution .. Although there are still countries and forces that resist them .. but they are less and less ..
  • rocket757
    rocket757 11 November 2020 18: 01
    +1
    Not probable anymore, just obvious!
    Another eye opened and he saw the obvious.
    1. cniza
      cniza 11 November 2020 18: 33
      +2
      Apparently he understands that he will soon go into the distance and decided to reflect ...
  • cniza
    cniza 11 November 2020 18: 32
    +2
    In Major's view, the current great powers are the United States of America, China and the European Union.


    Since when has E.S. became a great power? Great bureaucracy, yes, but so ...
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 11 November 2020 18: 56
      +1
      So big, yes ... but somehow she now does not play amicably when neighbors are in trouble.
      1. cniza
        cniza 11 November 2020 19: 04
        +2
        Itself already breathes on incense ...
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 11 November 2020 19: 44
          +2
          In general, then on the drum, yourself, yourself.
          As before, everything will no longer be, but how it will be, I don’t want to guess.
          1. cniza
            cniza 11 November 2020 20: 37
            +2
            Everything in the world is very interconnected and only we can provide and support ourselves, that's why we are hit like this ...
            1. rocket757
              rocket757 11 November 2020 20: 47
              +1
              We are not alone, self-sufficient .... just on the teeth of a dinosaur! At once we can shorten the grab, which is to our wealth, someone decides to stretch!
              1. cniza
                cniza 11 November 2020 20: 49
                +2
                So they understand this, but from time to time they forget ...
                1. rocket757
                  rocket757 11 November 2020 20: 52
                  +1
                  They make you forget the man in the street, the herd, which is then led to slaughter.
  • APASUS
    APASUS 11 November 2020 19: 41
    +2
    How do they leave their chairs and so quickly become adequate, what are they given there? What would carry all this blizzard, maybe they are pricked with something, and then after the resignation, the effect of drugs ends and opa - he saw the light!
  • Andobor
    Andobor 11 November 2020 19: 44
    +2
    Yes, all the fry pissed away, but the same Great Power was.
    1. aszzz888
      aszzz888 11 November 2020 20: 54
      +1
      Andobor
      Today, 19: 44
      NEW
      0
      Yes, all the fry pissed away, but the same Great Power was.
      The time of the corsairs is over. Awl against the wall! bully
    2. Gene84
      Gene84 15 November 2020 02: 49
      10
      Quote: Andobor
      the same Great Power was.

      There were many such powers in world history ... Of some, only the names in the history textbook remained ...
  • sergo1914
    sergo1914 11 November 2020 20: 27
    +2
    We are no longer a great power. We will never be her again.



    Dude, calm down. In Irish whiskey, you are the best in the world. The rest may just not be yours.
  • aszzz888
    aszzz888 11 November 2020 20: 53
    0
    Great Britain is no longer a great world power.
    "Well, everything, chicks, basta, they have crowed ..." laughing
  • Incvizitor
    Incvizitor 11 November 2020 22: 43
    0
    Is he just now awake? laughing It is not for nothing that all small British people call it the same.
  • Alexander Dubinin
    Alexander Dubinin 12 November 2020 01: 14
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    Where did the shoulder straps come from?
  • Lynx2000
    Lynx2000 12 November 2020 01: 24
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    what
    Oh how ?! The ex said that Russia is not a world power, so it is ...
    And Bokassa in the 70s declared himself emperor and announced the creation of the Central African Empire.
    The whole world shuddered at this?

    I thought that the criteria for determining the status of a world power are extensive, and depend on many factors:
    - the status of a UN member state;
    - participation in international negotiation processes;
    - international economic processes;
    - the state of the national armed forces and the presence of nuclear weapons;
    - etc. ...
  • Snusmumrik
    Snusmumrik 12 November 2020 09: 27
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    Perhaps right now Britain has a "knight's move"? To improve relations with Russia?
    1. faiver
      faiver 12 November 2020 13: 19
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      God forbid about this ...
  • faiver
    faiver 12 November 2020 13: 18
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    UK National Health Service (NHS) employees dressed in recycled plastic trash bags to protect against coronavirus
    - the state is not the same ...
  • Growlers
    Growlers 12 November 2020 13: 58
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    Since 1945, England has been a colony of the United States. Churchill sold with giblets .. they were just beginning to reach
  • boris epstein
    boris epstein 13 November 2020 16: 40
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    "In second place are the lesser powers, such as Russia and Turkey, leading to interference in the affairs of other states and subversive activities."
    In conducting subversive activities, Britain is second only to the United States (and is it?). If the United States does it by force, insolently and almost openly, then Britain is trying to crap on the sly. The experience and qualifications of British intelligence are higher than American ones and British intelligence works thinner.
    "In a world of almost eight billion people, there are less than one percent of Britons."
    It has always been that way. Britain, by military force and the church cross, recorded the population of the colonies in the British. But after the Second World War it became clear that most of them did not want to be British. And then the Scots with their referendum ... Yes, violations in the voting for the time of Britain managed to hush it up.
  • Gene84
    Gene84 15 November 2020 02: 44
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    Former British Prime Minister: Our country is no longer a great power

    They understood too late. Britain is currently running errands for the United States.
  • RSAbum2004
    RSAbum2004 20 November 2020 03: 23
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    All the ephemerality of this event proves the fact that democracy as an event was organized anarchy within the state and nothing else: neither education (where it rests only on the name of the institution, nor health care (where the oath, by definition, has no meaning), where the limit of existence lies between "must" and "done", where the principle of ethical morality ends with the phrase "It's just business ..." - enough of their own ...