General Bozo

It is suggested that the great buffoon of Great Britain, Boris Johnson, will become the next NATO Secretary-General.

Boris Johnson tipped to become next secretary general of Nato.

Ukrainian and Tory MPs support idea of PM being a possible candidate, though sceptics suggest he would likely be greeted with a French veto.

However, there was concern among the top brass, with Lord Dannatt, former head of the British Army, saying that he could not support Mr Johnson because of his character.

The peer told The Telegraph: “Undoubtedly he has done a lot of good things and our full square support for Ukraine is fantastic. But I am afraid it is the personal stuff, the lack of integrity, the lack of trust. Frankly, we don’t want to expose Boris Johnson on the international stage for more ridicule. He is a national embarrassment.”

A senior Ministry of Defence figure also expressed doubts, given there was a likelihood that Emmanuel Macron, the French President, would veto him.

One source told The Telegraph: “The reality is that Nato sec gens are appointed by unanimous decision. Any country can veto. Do you think President Macron would nominate Boris Johnson to be the sec gen of Nato? It is a challenge for a Brit full stop. You need the United States to support you and the French to say ‘yes’.”

The next head of Nato was due to be appointed this September but was delayed by a year due to the crisis in Ukraine.

If nothing else, the news must have given Vladimir Putin a good chuckle today. If Boris Johnson becomes the head of NATO, there is a very good chance that Britain will find itself accidentally surrendering to Moldova within weeks.