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Russian Spy Attack.

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Re: Russian Spy Attack.

BBC news says Mr May has made a visit today , and she visited the Policeman in hospital Wink but no mention was made as to the condition of the Skripal,s ?

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The whole event is conveniently timed to just before the Russian elections. Putin is shown as a strong President stand up for Russia against a hostile West, so the worker feel that they should vote for him.

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There is a lot going on @AlaricAdair Brexit, is May testing other countries before we break away? Arms race, what with Russia advancing their weapons this would make way asa perfect excuse to throw millions of pounds to advance our  weaponry. World Cup, yes I know not convincing but after Putin showing off his Nuclear Arsenal what other excuse can the Royals use not too attend?

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If most countries sympathetically pull out of the World Cup we may be in with a chance.

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another Russian Dead in London ?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43433552

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@Champnet

"If most countries sympathetically pull out of the World Cup we may be in with a chance"

Are you suggesting that if others pulled out.... we'd stay in and play the reduced competition including the Ruskies? 

Not sure how that would go down. Roll_eyes

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@rongtw wrote:

another Russian Dead in London ?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43433552


Russians are no longer safe in Britain. A sad reality

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A darn sight safer than they would be in Russian surely when you look at who these people are.

Is anywhere safe?

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Remember Georgi Markov, the Bulgarian who was shot with an umbrella in the late 1970s?  Now Bulgaria is in the EU and we are all friends.

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Aha.... @Jonpe  has just hit on the solution to this problem..... we stay in the EU and invite the Russians to join.... and we can be friends again... ! ! Cheesy

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@shutter wrote:

..... we stay in the EU and invite the Russians to join.... and we can be friends again... ! ! Cheesy

 


Err ... no, now you are reading an unintended meaning into what I said.Huh

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But not all of Russia is in Europe, but I guess like Israel they could become honorary members Smiley  

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@Jonpe wrote:

@shutter wrote:

..... we stay in the EU and invite the Russians to join.... and we can be friends again... ! ! Cheesy

 


Err ... no, now you are reading an unintended meaning into what I said.Huh


 

 

Hence the  Cheesy at the end of my post  ! ! ! doh ! ...Roll_eyesRoll_eyes

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@Minivanman wrote:

but I guess like Israel they could become honorary members Smiley  


You mean like all sign up to the Eurovision Market.

And years later find out all the countries are now being run by unelected record labels.

 

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About this time last year I had one of my old clients call me and ask if I'd like to advise them on the design of their proposed new trading floor. I'd helped them in a few countries previously, and despite them owing me a chunk of money from the last project, said they could tempt me out of retirement. Discussions were going well until I discovered their new Russian Bank owners are on ones of the sanctions list. It was not exactly clear whether the work was permitted and it was not clear whether they could provide a route to pay me. As a consequence we stopped at that point. I can remember saying to a mutual friend that I didn't want to become part of the news headlines, i.e. "...British businessman held in Moscow..."

Given recent developments it's probably a good thing it fell through, but it does mean that foreign earnings have been lost to the UK as manufacturing orders would have been placed in the UK. So while the country does need to respond to the spy assassination attempt, there are consequences of sanctions for the exports of the UK.

Along the way I had three lengthy phone calls with the UK Embassy in Moscow to try and establish the legal position on the sanctions. They were not much help, so losing 23 diplomats from those offices is unlikely to have any great impact.

 

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