Tory Home Secretary disgraces UK yet again by demonising ‘barbaric’ Russia

'It is completely unacceptable for our people to either be deliberate or accidental targets, or for our streets, our parks, our towns to be dumping grounds for poison'


[Editor’s note: Just as the embarrassment of the Skripal farce was fading, the deceitful, disgusting Tory government have gone and done it again – lambasting Russia without a shred of evidence, demonising them in a most disgusting and disgraceful way.

One of the key tenets of the British legal system is the principle of ‘innocent until proven guilty’, clearly this does not apply to our relations with Russia where it is a case of ‘guilty because we say so’.

Last time, when the Skripals were ‘poisoned’ by a ‘military grade’ nerve agent that turned out to be not deadly in the slightest, it was Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson that lead the charge to hurl as much bullshit at Russia as possible.

This time around it’s the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid who is taking the lead and he is every bit as full of shit as Boris Johnson was, obviously he has forgotten that Johnson was exposed as a liar almost immediately, thus making Britain and her government look rather stupid and dishonest.

It is high time the bunch of disgraceful, disgusting liars (who have doubtless been well paid to spread this anti-Russian bollocks) known as the Conservative Party were thrown out of office before they can further damage Britain’s international standing with their transparent lies and blatant bullshitting.

Evidence be damned, let’s blame Russia is the Tory strategy and I find it deeply disgusting, not least because it is clearly against the best interests of the British people, the people the government are supposed to serve.

Whether this latest serving of pure, unadulterated bullshit has been served up to try to spoil Russia’s thus far quite wonderful hosting of the World Cup or to distract from something the Tory twats don’t want us to notice, I am not sure, either way, it is deeply disgraceful and only serves to make Britain and it’s disgusting government look bad in the eyes of the international community.

I expect Trump will tweet something typically banal and stupid in support of the Tory claptrap… Ian]

The Independent
Amesbury incident: Sajid Javid blames Russia for ‘barbaric and reckless’ use of novichok nerve agent

The British government has blamed Russia for the “barbaric and inhumane” use of nerve agent in Salisbury after two members of the public were accidentally exposed.

Sajid Javid, the home secretary, said the original attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia had been “reckless” as a couple believed to have come into contact with remaining novichok fight for their lives in hospital.

“The use of chemical weapons anywhere is barbaric and inhumane,” he told MPs following a meeting of the government’s emergency Cobra committee.

“The decision taken by the Russian government to deploy these in Salisbury on 4 March was reckless and callous. There is no plausible alternative explanation to the events in March other than that the Russian state was responsible.”

Mr Javid said that a total of 150 Russian diplomats had been expelled by Britain and other nations over the Salisbury attack and that the UK was already “consulting with allies” over the latest incidents.

“The eyes of the world are currently on Russia not least because of the World Cup,” he added.

“It is now time that the Russian state comes forward and explains exactly what has gone on. Let me be clear – we do not have a quarrel with a Russian people, rather it is the actions of the Russian government that continue to undermine our security and that of the international community.

“We will stand up to the actions that threaten our security and that of our partners. It is completely unacceptable for our people to either be deliberate or accidental targets, or for our streets, our parks, our towns to be dumping grounds for poison.”

The Russian government has denied involvement in the attack on Mr Skripal and any role in or knowledge of the incident in Amesbury.

Speaking at a press conference with journalists earlier on Thursday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov claimed Britain had yet to produce any convincing evidence of either incident.

“At the very start, Russia offered a joint investigation,” he said. “The British side has shown no interest in our proposal.”

Mr Javid said the government had been expecting “further disinformation from the Kremlin as we saw after the Salisbury attack”, following a glut of conspiracy theories earlier this year.

The home secretary said security services “main line of inquiry” is that Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley, who collapsed hours apart on Saturday, were exposed to novichok leftover from the attempted assassination of the Skripals.

“I understand there will be some concerns over what this means for public safety,” he added, recognising that local residents were “anxious”.

“Public Health England’s current advice is that there is no significant risk to the wider public.”

Diane Abbott, the shadow home secretary, told MPs that the public had been assured that Salisbury was “decontaminated at great expense and with great thoroughness”.

“The House and the public at large want reassurance but they want it based on facts,” the Labour MP added. “This second incident, as well as causing great public concern, will be a blow to business and retail in the area who were just recovering from the fall-out in Salisbury.”

Mr Javid said that all sites in and around the Wiltshire city that were decontaminated following the Skripal case have been tested and are safe, while “any items that may have harboured any residual amount of the agent were safely removed for disposal”.

“There is no evidence that either the man or the woman in hospital visited any of the places that were visited by the Skripals,” he added.

“Our strong working assumption is that the couple came into contact with the nerve agent in a different location to the sites which have been part of the original clean-up operation.”

If police trace the location where Ms Sturgess and Mr Rowley were exposed, it could provide vital clues on the culprit behind the original poisoning.

They remain in a critical condition at Salisbury District Hospital, where Mr Javid said medics had used their expertise from treating the Skripals to provide early intervention for nerve agent exposure.

The couple, who are in their 40s and both had children, visited Salisbury city centre on Friday and collapsed hours apart the following day.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which confirmed the UK’s findings that novichok was used in March, has been notified by the government.

Ben Wallace, the security minister, said Ms Sturgess and Mr Rowley were not directly targeted and had no link to the Skripals.

“The working assumption would be that these are victims of either the consequences of the previous attack or something else,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

He suggested that the fact Mr Sturgess and Mr Rowley did not fall ill until the day after they visited Salisbury indicates that they may have been exposed to a lower concentration of novichok, which therefore took longer to be absorbed into their bodies and take effect.

John Glen, the Conservative MP for Salisbury, believes Ms Sturgess and Mr Rowley had come into contact with “discarded paraphernalia” from the Skripal incident.

“My strong instinct is that they have somehow encountered some discarded paraphernalia from the Skripal incident,” he added. “Novichok does not degrade of its own volition.“

Ms Sturgess collapsed at around 10am on Saturday morning and Mr Rowley fell ill at 3.30pm the same day.

Friend Sam Hobson described him “in a zombie-like state”, adding: “He felt ill and went for a shower. Then his eyes went bloodshot and like two pin pricks, he began garbling incoherently…he was making weird noises and acting like a zombie. He slumped against the wall.”

Medics initially believed the pair had taken a contaminated batch of drugs, but had samples sent to Porton Down on Monday after becoming concerned over the symptoms they were displaying.

Public Health England (PHE) has sought to reassure the public for a second time after having declared Salisbury city centre safe and reopening streets and businesses cordoned off after the March attack.

Its medical director, Paul Cosford, told Sky News members of public in Salisbury should avoid picking up discarded objects as a precaution.

Mike Wade, the deputy director for health protection for PHE South West, said there was “no significant health risk to the wider public” but the assessment will be kept under review.

He advised anyone who had visited the five locations shut off by police, including a church, park, Boots branch and the victims’ homes, to take precautionary action by washing the clothes they were wearing and wiping down personal belongings like phones and bags.

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  1. Where were this 2nd pair while the 1st incident in March happend ? Maybe this is the missiing link to those who placed it in the 1st attack ?

    • Not hardly, this pair are drug addicts, one of them homeless. They were known to frequently pick up cigarette butts from the street, not the sort of people you’d use to carry out an assassination attempt.

    • So what do they want to distract us from ? Is it perhaps an accidential leak from the lab they want to hide ?

  2. It appears Britain has doubled down on the Skripal fiasco. It makes perfect sense to hit another man and woman. By blaming Russia again bolsters, in the public mind, the Putin gassed the Skripals story.

  3. Great Britain dba the British Isles doesn’t look too Great anymore – the Irish and Scottish must be as embarrassed as some Americans are of their bought off employees in Weaselton. What I don’t get is – whenever I traveled to other places and met folks from the Brit Isles – they were always very cool and fun loving folks – liked to party too but didn’t get crazy – loved their Guinness, Scotch, Gin, {Tequila? } etc. like the rest of us on holiday. Americans and the B I folks need to get together and kick these ” fardoos ” out of the Gov.

  4. Well, at least this time Theresa and Boris didn’t turn out to talk to be again embarrasseded later and they send it a asshole slightest minister….

  5. Note, they didn’t trot out Bojo the clown this time , instead they chose another buffoon to spread the b.s.
    They’re wrong of course, it was the German DVD who dunnit.
    The idiot Torries never give up do they?
    The question is: do the British people actually believe the rubbish from No.10 and the Tory mouth pieces the same way most Americans believe the b.s. spewed from Washington and its proxies in the MSM?

  6. Trump visits Britain July 13, as the baby blimp floats overhead. July 15 World Cup finals. July 16 Trump summit with Putin.
    I predict peak sales of milk of magnesia , in locations nearest wealthy areas in London. It feels like ever since Leicester Foxes won that tournament, things have gone a bit sour for Britain. And others.
    The mirroring of sport and politics is not a huge synchronicity, but it is not nothing either. And now the prodigal son of Cambridge Analytica returns to the scene of the crime, while the aspect of sport once again collides with political gamesmanship. A 5 dollar bet on Trump, Leicester Foxes and Brexit would have made 15 million. The proverbial Fox in the henhouse year. Precisely on time.

    • They’ll need a better team than that, perhaps a team made up of Greek philosophers, stay away from the German ones though especially Breckinbauer ( a bit of a surprise there.)

    • Catching foxes is a fascination of humans. In Britain, they make a great big deal out of it, and the whole thing is contrived with a previously captured fox let loose, while millions of dollars of gear and clothing ride on millions of dollars of horses and little brass trumpets and shouting and dogs and a whole calamity.
      In North eastern US, (yes this is real and contained in the Firefox series of books, I’ve done it) a single trapper takes a dead skunk in the late summertime and places it in a metal container and leaves it in the sun , when it is good and rotten, after the snow falls and the fur is prime, you bury it 6 inches below the soil and surround the area with traps. No fox can resist. In spite of the strong odor of the skunk, the traps must be boiled, because even the slightest human scent, can be detected by a fox over the skunk.

    • Fox hunting was banned in Britain in 2005. It has always been a very unpopular, derided ‘sport’ hated by the masses for both it’s cruelty and the fact it is the preserve of chinless, inbred, upper-class morons with too much money and scant few braincells. Of course, many Tories want to repeal the ban, being, themselves, of the moronic, inbred, bigotted, upper-class, twattish type.

    • Laws are for the poor. Tradition for those who can afford it continues.
      ” The controversy surrounding the sport doesn’t end there though. Conversely, despite the ban, hunts have seen an increase in membership and the Masters of Foxhounds Association (MFHA) currently represents 176 active foxhound packs in England and Wales and 10 in Scotland. And whilst the suggested amendment to the Hunting Act 2004 to permit licensed hunting was rejected, despite support from the former Prime Minister Tony Blair and Lord Burns himself, many anti-hunting campaigners have complained that countless hunts have flaunted the ban and illegally continued hunting with hounds, whilst the hunts have maintained that they follow artificially laid trails.”

    • I doubt there is much hunting of actual foxes anymore, they wouldn’t get away with it as every hunt meeting is attended by hordes of protesters and saboteurs. I’ve been on a few hunt sabotages myself back in the 90s and there’s nothing more fun than pissing off a bunch of toffs. We had one bunch going round in circles following the hounds who were utterly lost and confused because we’d sprayed a cunning liquid mixture of hot pepper juice and stale urine all over the place.

    • My father’s best friend, best man at his wedding, soldiered together for many years in the Fourth Motor Squadron. His name was Mark Carroll. It being a St. Patrick’s Day in the early 70’s we went to Mark’s funeral. Seemed there was a history of a certain heart ailment in Mark’s family and he sadly succumbed when his big heart beat its last beat and quit. On the way to Thurles I listened to the Cheiftains on the radio play ‘The Foxhunt’ for the first time. For some reason I imagined not a fox hunt but a cavalry chase reminding me of when the horse was the means of wayfaring to and through military engagements from time immemorial. And then there was Arno Wolfe I met in New York – as nice a human being one could meet in a day’s walk, big heart, hearty laugh, a heart of gold, who often went to the Old Sod to ride to hounds. Finding a fox in Ireland is like finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow but a rarer find are people like Mark Carroll and that imperturbable Jewish New Yorker Arno Wolfe. May God bless them both…and The Chieftains, a gifted troupe of entertainers. – Click where it says ‘SHOW MORE’ and it is the 6th title in the list. Click on the time “17:38”

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