Britain beats Europe in global power index

Britain beats Europe in global power index

The UK is the most geopolitically capable country in Europe according to a new report on global power.

Britain beat France, Germany and Russia on world power rankings which measured economics, technological prowess, military strength and cultural prestige.

Globally the UK came second only to the United States in the Audit of Geopolitical Capability produced by the Henry Jackson Society.

Former Vote Leave CEO Matthew Elliott said: “I’m delighted at this latest report which confirms the UK’s status as a global power.

“Britain’s position as the most geopolitically capable country in Europe kills stone dead the idea that Britain cannot stand on its own two feet after Brexit.”

Thirty-five indicators were used to compare Britain’s performance with seven other major powers – China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Russia and the United States.

Dr. Alan Mendoza, the Executive Director of the Henry Jackson Society said:

“For all the doom and gloom surrounding the implications of Brexit, the reality shines through that the UK remains a leading global power nation, with immense soft and hard power capabilities.

“The lesson of this report is clear: our future is what we choose to make of it”.

The report is the first of a series due to be released by The Henry Jackson Society which aims to “rigorously assess and evaluate” Britain’s International standing in the wake of Brexit.

The global power audit ranked the US first followed by the UK, France, China, Germany, India, Japan and Russia.