People often accuse me of being a ‘Populist’ because some of the things I say are popular. Well, today I am going to be an Unpopulist. I think the Royal Navy’s antics in the Black Sea last week were little short of crazy.
I struggle to find a parallel that would be as mad. You need several things: a place where the Navy involved has no good reason to be, thousands of miles from its normal habitat; a quarrel in which that Navy’s country has no direct interest; a dispute over who owns a piece of land, in which those who live there take one view and a nearby country takes the other. Läs artikel