Paul Keating Released in UK ‘Hoax’ In Incredible Spray, Calls Boris Johnson ‘Dishonorable’

Paul Keating has criticized the Australian and British governments for their efforts to contain China’s rise.

Few have escaped the infamous scathing spray of the former Australian prime minister who branded leaders ‘crazy’, ‘not in bad shape’ and ‘deceived’.

Keating has been particularly harsh on British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss for claiming that China could use Russian aggression in Ukraine to launch its own attacks in Asia.

‘[Her comments] they are nothing less than crazy. Not just irrational, insane,” he wrote in an op-ed, calling his words “bullshit.”

Paul Keating has criticized the Australian and British governments for their efforts to contain China’s rise.

Truss has been in Australia for high-level meetings in recent days and said China taking advantage of the Ukraine situation “cannot be ruled out”.

“Russia is working more closely with China than ever. The aggressors are cooperating and I think it’s up to countries like ours to cooperate,” he told Sydney Morning Herald.

Keating, who served as prime minister from 1991 to 1996 directed Australia’s foreign policy towards Asia, has often been a defender of China.

He poked fun at the AUKUS alliance between Australia, the US and the UK and poked fun at the UK’s ability to become a power in Asia-Pacific at the National Press Club last year.

This weekend gave Britain’s “delusions of grandeur and neglect” another chance to think it could reduce China’s influence.

‘The reality is Britain doesn’t join the nut line when it comes to East Asia. Britain pulled its main fighter fleet out of East Asia in 1904 and finally repackaged it under its ‘East of Suez’ policy in the 1970s. And never came back,” he wrote.

Former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating criticized British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss (pictured) as

Former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating criticizes British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss (pictured) as “crazy”

The Australian Government hosted Ms. Truss and British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace were in Sydney last week to discuss China’s influence in the Indo-Pacific.

He said Australia and Britain “are facing global challenges with multiple aggressors… We are seeing the alignment of authoritarian regimes around the world.”

This further angered Keating, who also took the opportunity to criticize British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s current affairs.

“Truss will help us all by returning to his bad and crumbling government, leaving Australia to find its own way in Asia,” he wrote.

Keating also criticized the Australian government, calling Foreign Minister Marise Payne a “non-minister” and calling Defense Secretary Peter Dutton “getting louder” in his rhetoric against China.

He said Mrs Truss, who has been appointed by many as Britain’s next prime minister, was “sadly searching for the lost world of 19th and 20th century England”.

Keating also took aim at the Sydney Morning Herald for interpreting and reporting on Truss’ comments.

“It’s a measure of how far the Herald has sunk in accommodating (journalist Peter) Hartcher’s extreme and unworldly positions, especially when it comes to China,” he said.

“The irresponsible story, and Hartcher’s writing, is impressive.”

Paul Keating says Boris Johnson (pictured) leads a government of 'no bad reputation'

Paul Keating says Boris Johnson (pictured) leads a government of ‘no bad reputation’

Last month, Keating criticized Scott Morrison as a “transmissive” prime minister and said Australia had “lost its way” and handed over its authority to the US.

On the 30th anniversary of becoming prime minister in 1991, the 77-year-old, who has remained outspoken, said Australian leaders lacked vision and treated politics as a “game in a bubble”.

Keating has been an outspoken critic of the AUKUS nuclear submarine deal and lashed out at Morrison for his “secret” alliances with Britain and the US, which infuriated China.

“Scott Morrison, a passing prime minister with no political account, is deliberately and secretly alienating his own country’s sovereignty to another country, the United States, a country whose limited strategic vision can see no further,” he said.

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