Our bushy tailed Foreign Secretary, in Washington today to deliver his first ‘major’ speech called upon the E.U. to follow in Trump’s footsteps and up the ante against Russia over the Skripal case. Curious that he had to deliver this speech in Washington and not Brussels. A bit of sucking up there, perhaps? Even though Trump had nothing to tweet about his State Department’s recent anti-Russian actions . . .
When asked on the Today programme who actually had carried out the Salisbury nerve agent business, Jeremy Hunt could only say – in so many words (the police are still working on it) - that he didn’t know. So it’s definitely the Russians then. I have to wonder whether the plods are getting the full co-operation of the security and intelligence services on this one. This is probably an investigation about which some of our chaps would prefer to let sleeping dogs lie.
Talking of investigations, when is the Mueller investigation – sorry, witch hunt – of Trump’s presidential campaign links to Russia ever going to end? Wikipedia does a pretty good job bringing the disparate threads of it together, but there have been so many ‘smoking guns’ I’ve lost count. One has to question this far on whether the critical evidence that will bring down Trump actually exists. Having said that, the Watergate investigation went on for seeming ages too, so there’s hope yet. In the meantime there is always the possibility that Trump will hang himself and save Mueller the job.