Her Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Philip Hammond, said that NATO members were not able to respond quickly to changing situations, Joinfo.ua reports referring to the newspaper Financial Times. According to him, this is due to “cumbersome” democratic processes that accompany each decision made by the EU.
Philip Hammond noted that Britain and other NATO members were not able to respond quickly to changing world events, since they should consider the parliament, the press and the public. At the same time in Russia, he says, everything is in the hands of one person.
“We have to think about how we respond to an adversary in which all decision making power is concentrated in the hands of one man — I have heard it said that it is more concentrated even than under Leonid Brezhnev, when at least there was a politburo,” the British minister said.