Evidence presented? Zero.
Less than 24 hours after alleged former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, have allegedly been found in a collapsed state on a park bench in Salisbury, with no official claims of foul play and noannouncement of likely cause, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is already announcing what he plans to do “If things turn out to be, as many members on both sides of the House suspect they are.”
If it turns out the “malign and disruptive” (Johnson’s own words) Kremlin poisoned them (which is what Johnson all but told the House of Commons he believed to be the case), then there are going to be more sanctions against Russia and possibly a UK boycott of the World Cup.
Speedy response is it not? Almost as if he were ready on the starting blocks for this latest tragedy to unfold.
The media of course are rolling in it like dogs in ordure. The Guardian has three front page stories going at the time of writing:
The Daily Mail has this going on:
And the Independent is bannering this:
Meanwhile the BBC, not content with pumping out the required xenophobic hysteria on the front page:
also takes its own tabloid track in the sub pages, with a story suggesting Putinmay also have had a hand in murdering his former boss Anatoly Sobchak. This is the grimy hit piece in question:
…suddenly, just as Putin was running for president for the first time, his old friend Anatoly Sobchak died…The autopsy said it was cardiac arrest but can’t find any trace of a heart attack. Sobchak’s widow suspected foul play and had her own autopsy done.
Her name is Lyudmila Narusova. I met her recently and asked her if she thought her husband had been murdered. She paused long enough to say “Yes” 10 times over, and then replied: “I don’t know.”
Some have suggested Putin may have had a hand in his death.