Writing in the Washington Post today, Boris gives a clear explanation of why the Government is sure that the Russians are behind the attacks on Skripal and his daughter.
He stresses how important it is for the Western world to unite in such a dangerous situation and how much we need our allies. The US, Germany, and after some equivocation, France are all solidly behind the British action. Continue reading
Mike Pompeo, America’s new top diplomat is a rock solid Trump man. Ex Director of the CIA, he is will have the President’s back, and there is a natural understanding betwen the two. He admires the President’s ability to do things his own way.
During his confirmation hearing, Pompeo stated that Russia “has reasserted itself aggressively, invading and occupying Ukraine, threatening Europe, and doing nearly nothing to aid in the destruction and defeat of ISIS”. Continue reading
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Boris was in Moscow today and his straight talking left the Russians reeling. It was the first meeting for five years between a British Foreign Secretary and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, on Russian soil.
Boris believes it is important not to shy away from the difficult situations we are involved in with the Russians. He tackled the thorny subject of Russian interference in Western politics head on, and he made the point, there was no successful interference in any of our elections. He also brought up the question of the Ukraine. Continue reading
There is only one person to blame for the dire state of Anglo/Russian relations and that is Theresa May. The Russians have a right to be upset that PM May cancelled Boris Johnson’s trip to Moscow three times , then turned on him and screamed and abused him in the media.
Putin showed good will by giving Boris an open invititation to visit Moscow to discuss his 2016 pleace plan. The invitation was an olive branch for peace. If Boris had been allowed to quietly go through the plan in depth with President Putin, who knows what would have transpired. When May blocked the trip for the third time, the Russians, who unleashed their fury in the media, had every right to feel upset. Boris certainly did. Continue reading
The Russians accused genial Boris Johnson today of starting a Cold War! Rather a hysterical overreaction to Boris’s successful New York visit. Straight talking Boris is a uniter, not a divider, but he was appalled at the Russians’ treatment of children in Aleppo and their support of Assad, a ruler who uses nerve gas on his own people. He would not have shirked passing on his views.The penchant of the Russians for mental chess games has also not escaped our astute Foreign Secretary. Clearly they are concerned he is onto their manoeuvres, can play better than they can and has warned the President Elect all about them. The Sun reported: The Foreign Secretary, who visited Mr Trump’s transition team earlier this week, had previously said Russia was “up to all sorts of very dirty tricks” such as cyber warfare. Continue reading
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It is reported on the English speaking Russian service, RT that the Russians want to know if Boris Johnson is a Russian spy! (am laughing uncontrollably). After MI5 chief Andrew Parker accused Moscow of using underhanded tactics to destabilize Britain, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Zakharova hit back, asking if he also sees “the hand of the Kremlin in the appointment of Boris Johnson as head of the Foreign Office?” This is likely to be just a dry Russian joke, in response to Mr. Parker’s earlier comment. It is funny, and we don’t take it seriously. Continue reading
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Boris Johnson wrote in the Times today that there is a solution to end the appalling suffering in Syria. Boris urges the Kremlin to end its support for Assad.The Times reported: “In an article for The Times today Mr Johnson says that Russia’s military efforts in Syria are keeping Assad in power and are “seemingly indefensible”. Mr Johnson says that Assad is the “one man who bears overwhelming responsibility” for the Syrian war and heaps censure on his “killing machine, his barrel-bombs, and . . . his fight for personal political survival”. Continue reading