+What could possibly be the explanation for the Johnson government’s dragging of heels over sanctioning Russian oligarchs et al ? If one used Occam’s Razor one would alight on the fact that the Tories have received millions in donations from Russians who may or may not be connected to the Kremlin (and that must be a murky field, regardless of the Electoral Commission’s say so—a body which of course the Tories want to defang). According to numerous reports, the UK is near the bottom of the list imposing sanctions. The EU is well ahead (is this what ‘taking back control' means?). Our awful, detestable Foreign Secretary seems to be worried we’ll be hit with lawsuits and the process could take ‘weeks or months.’ But the highest court in the land, which funnily enough is called ‘Parliament’ (highest because it makes the laws) could easily pass in one day a law of barely a paragraph or two authorising HMG to seize, sequestrate, take over, freeze or whatever the hard earned assets of the Russky users of the ‘Laundromat’ that is London. If France can seize Abramovich’s yacht, why can’t we do something similar? (Perhaps this would be a cheap way of getting the replacement for the Royal Yacht that Johnson’s so keen on.) If Liz Truss is so bothered by lawyers for oligarchs, it shouldn’t really trouble her since she could act now and plead in court later. But we know why this not happening, don’t we? By comparison with this shower of corruptoids, Tony Blair stands out as a shining example of a straight-up kinda guy, since it didn’t take too much pressure for him to ensure Bernie Ecclestone’s £1 million departed the Labour Party’s bank account pretty pronto.
+The Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov in a recent comment criticised Hollywood for its demonisation of Russia. Perhaps he has been watching too much Killing Eve. And a new series has just started, poor man. On the BBC of all places. ‘Mad’ Nadine Dorries take note! The BBC’s on our side!