The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, has distinguished himself in recent days not only by secretly marrying even his own administration for the third time. He also announced on May 30 that Britain was building a new flagship of Her Royal Highness the Queen of Great Britain. The new flagship is designed to “reflect Britain’s growing status as a large, independent maritime trading power,” Johnson said. The ship must become “a clear and powerful symbol of our commitment to be an active player on the world stage.”
The cost of the vessel will be about 200 million pounds (233 million euros), the ship will be operated for about 30 years. Conservative MEPs are calling for the name of Prince Philip, the recently deceased husband of Queen Elizabeth II.
The ship imitates the royal yacht “Britannia”, which was decommissioned in 1997 and has since been moored as a museum in Scotland. Construction of the new ship is scheduled to begin in 2022. Until then, trade talks, summits and diplomatic talks will take place, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday night. Flagship name not yet selected.
Johnson has repeatedly stressed that after Brexit, Britain can now again make independent decisions about its own trade policy. In addition, the British government is arming and equipping the Navy and intends to become the leading naval power again, following the United States. However, important trade talks are currently stalled, according to the German newspaper, in particular with the United States, as well as with Norway and Australia.
The UK has been in the spotlight in recent months, given its final exit from the EU and the problems that have arisen in this regard in the EU and in the world community.
The United Kingdom could also become a potential negotiating partner and ally for Ukraine as a non-EU country and as a US partner in Europe. London’s curation and economic participation in the Trimory geopolitical project, in which Ukraine could play a leading role, could be potentially promising. However, in order to maintain such a dialogue, Ukraine needs to at least express its desire in this regard and achieve the status of geopolitical subjectivity and strategic certainty in its own foreign policy priorities.