Russian Bear must be taken seriously
Assassination attempts in Middle England, alleged hitmen claiming they were in the UK to see a cathedral, and allegations that Michael Foot was in the pay of the former Soviet Union.
Yes, the UK and Russia have quite a relationship. In fact it’s more fanciful than the plot of any John le Carre novel.
Our interview with exiled businessman Alexander Shapovalov adds to concerns over how this relationship will play out in the future.
It is time we all take the threat from Russia seriously. This week’s press conference was met with much hilarity on social media.
This only helped Putin deflect from the allegations that his agents left one person dead and three others gravely ill in Salisbury with little prospect of anyone being brought to justice.