“Perfidious Albion” is a pejorative phrase used within the context of international relations diplomacy to refer to acts of diplomatic slights, duplicity, treachery and hence infidelity (with respect to perceived promises made to or alliances formed with other nation states) by monarchs or governments of the United Kingdom (or England prior to 1707) in their pursuit of self-interest. — Wikipedia

Perfidious Albion’s Precarious Performance
(after the sonnet style of Alexander Pushkin's Eugene Onegin)

Anglo-Saxons up the ante,
long range missiles to Kiev.
Thought before-hand rather scanty.
Hear War’s angry engine rev.
British do the U.S. bidding.
Honest Injun. I’m not kidding.
Haven’t won since World War Two.
Gunga Din will have to do.
Still upon occasion handy,
proxy vassals have their use.
Authors of their own abuse,
begging for “protection” candy:
“U.S. in!” (on cue they shout),
“Germans down and Russians out!”

Michael Murry, "The Misfortune Teller," Copyright © 2023