Boris Johnson stood alongside US President Joe Biden and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday to unveil a tri-national partnership. Called AUKUS, the security partnership saw Australia reneging on a long-standing £ 65 billion deal with France to supply it with diesel submarines.
The landmark deal is widely seen as an effort to counter Chinese aggression in the region.
In addition to outraging Xi Jinping’s regime, Mr. Macron reacted with an almost similar level of fury.
He recalled his ambassadors to Australia and the United States last week – and left the UK in place in an apparent Brexit snub Britain.
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Micron is an insulting term that critics call the French leader in apparent reference to his small size.
Meanwhile, Kwisatshaderach reflected: “Macron, constantly making enemies with longtime friends and allies.
“Every day I feel not only delighted, but also completely justified in having voted for Brexit.
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A fourth called Mastermariner wrote: “If you’ve worked with French companies before, you’ll be aware of the mind-boggling bureaucracy, lack of ‘service attitude’ and the constant need for meetings over meetings, long lunch breaks and the incredible vacation you can understand why the planning and costs have exceeded the initial projection.
“The French have a different approach to logic compared to UK / US / AUS thinking.
“By far the best deal and the close cooperation of Five Eyes (intelligence sharing network) will help bring stability in the face of intimidation from China’s expansionist movements.
“Australians need to tell us how they are doing. We’re going to need some explanation.
“We have an intergovernmental agreement that we signed with great fanfare in 2019, with specific commitments, with clauses, how are they doing?
“They’re going to have to tell us. So this is not the end of the story. “