Tag Archives: Russia

I’m very worried about the safety of our football fans in Russia says Boris

Our Foreign Secretary is very worried about the safety of any Brit who makes the journey to Moscow to watch the World Cup.  Boris says he believes that Putin will use the World Cup like Hitler did the Olympics – to glorify Russia.  

Ticket sales for the Russian World Cup  from Britain are down by three quarters compared to the Rio World Cup.   Just 24,000 applications for tickets for the tournament had been sent off so far, compared to 94,000 at this stage before the Rio World Cup.  Continue reading

Bullying Russia stands alone and isolated says Boris

The West has let Putin get away with bad behaviour for way too long.  On Friday, it was revealed that 131 people might have been exposed to Novichok nerve gas.  Boris Johnson explains below why we have to stand up to bullies like the Russians.

In a Sun exclusive, Boris wrote:  On Friday it emerged that 131 innocent people may have been exposed to the Novichok nerve agent. Continue reading

How Boris forced May to deal with Putin when she wanted to run and hide

When Boris Johnson raised the issue of the Skripal poisoning in Cabinet, and said the only response was to hang tough with Putin, May screamed at him in front of Cabinet members and ordered him to be silent.  May has an ostrich mentality.  If she can possibly avoid dealing with tough issues, she will.  Her speciality is to  kick them into the long grass.  

It is only because other Cabinet members backed Boris to the hilt that she was made to listen at all!  Gavin Williamson and even Philip Hammond, forced May to face the truth.  Continue reading

Overt attack on Skripal was meant to send a message says Andrew Neil

McRussia.  The blatant attack on Skripal was overt, they could have sent a hitman and the perpetrator would never have been found, pointed out  Andrew Neil on BBC Daily Politics.

The attempt was clearly geared to send a terrifying message.

23 Russian diplomats are being turfed out of Britain, and they have a week to leave.  This is the strongest reaction for 30 years.  Britain is taking steps to dismantle Russian espionage network in the UK.  The 23 Russian diplomats to be expelled have been identified as undeclared intelligence officers.  Continue reading

Russia has 24 hours to explain, says Boris on video

There are many ways that the UK can respond to the attempted murder of Russian double agent Skripal, says Boris.  He added that the support for Britain abroad has been extremely encouraging.    The British government has a range of tools it can use to strike back at Moscow after the Kremlin was linked with the attempted murder of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal.

PM Theresa May said Monday a “weapons grade nerve agent” developed by Russia had been used in the attack on Skripal and his daughter, who were found slumped on a bench last week in Salisbury. Continue reading

Our issues with Russia are very serious, said Boris Johnson in Parliament

Boris Johnson described in detail the issues we have with Russia. The attempted murder of Skripal is still being investigated.  His words are recorded in Hansard Online     The Foreign Secretary said:

I am grateful to my hon. Friend the Member for Tonbridge and Malling (Tom Tugendhat) for raising this important matter. Although he asks a general question about Russia, let me immediately say that there is much speculation about the disturbing incident in Salisbury, where a 66-year-old man, Sergei Skripal, and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia were found unconscious outside The Maltings shopping centre on Sunday afternoon. Police, together with partner agencies, are now investigating.  Continue reading

It could affect World Cup if Russia found to have committed murder, says Boris

It’s too early to speculate, said Boris Johnson in Parliament today as to the precise nature of the crime that has taken place in Salisbury.   But if suspicions are proved right, we will take whatever action is necessary to protect the lives of the people in this country, our values and our freedoms, whatever the cost. 

A fired up Foreign Secretary made it plain we were taking no nonsense from the Russians and should it be proved they are responsible for attempted murder,  there would be a robust response whatever the consequences.  Continue reading