My Russian mate and I are discussing this matter and his view is that it is crazy to provoke Britain. I explained that my view and that of many of us in Britain and America is the same as Vox Day’s [via Chuckles]:
I fail to see the point of Britain’s posturing here, unless the neocons are going to try to get their Russian war in an indirect fashion:
Theresa May vowed to expel 23 Russian spies today as she laid out Britain’s retaliation over the Salisbury nerve gas outrage. In the biggest diplomatic swipe for decades, the Prime Minister gave the ‘undeclared intelligence agents’ a week to leave the country and suspended ‘all high level contact’ with the country.
Mrs May also paved the way for a crackdown on Russian oligarch money in London and urged the international community to join sanctions.
As tensions with Moscow reached new lows, the premier also suggested that covert reprisals would be undertaken – in an apparent hint at cyber attacks.
Mrs May said she was determined that the package would ‘fundamentally degrade Russian intelligence’ capability in the UK.
Theresa May won’t stand up to the European Union and she can’t protect British girls from being raped and murdered by third-world invaders, but she’s going to stand up to Vladimir Putin and Russia. Sure she is.
At least she’s been able to defend the British Isles from Brittany Pettibone!
I have a personal interest in this issue as I was on the end of it when Gordon Brown went full tosspot, p***ed off Putin and we were thrown out of Russia in reprisal. it was expected we would reapply and pay big sums to do so, I didn’t.
May is threatening every Brit in Russia.
Some other viewpoints: