It is all getting a bit 1914. For Bosnia-Herzegovina read Donetsk and Luhansk; for some reason, major wars seem to originate in squabbles over areas that not many people would regard as prime real estate. Poor old Boris: like all incoming British prime ministers since 1990, he must have fantasised about presiding over his own Falklands War; instead, he gets a bit part in Crimean War II. This conflict promises few rewards for Britain: our leaders are no improvement on 1853 and our brigades have never been lighter.