Foreign Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary and former Mayor of London, Boris Johnson assumes duty tomorrow, July 24th, 2019 as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Typically, he went to Oxford University, the institution that can be said to be the foremost training ground of British Prime Ministers.
He had an equally formidable contender in Jeremy Hunt who did not only graduate from the University of Oxford but also became Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary as well as a big time business man with links to China. The world is waiting with baited breath how Britain’s Brexit drama might now play out.
Students of multi-polarity have a job to do, what with Johnson in Downing Street, Trump in the White House, Jinping as head of the Chinese Communist Party at Zhongnanhai, Putin in the Kremlin and Macron in the Elysee Palace. These are the five permanent members of the United Nations, the conclusive authority animating international security and the question is: who would be moderating who in this club other than raw power?