Bloomberg summary is damning
A summary published by news organisation Bloomberg portrays in damning detail the UK government’s actions against Russia compared to its rhetoric.
While Boris Johnson, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and others have talked up the supposed toughness of their stance, the reality is embarrassingly different – the UK, a global centre of finance, has sanctioned far fewer Russian entities and their finances than many nations with smaller populations and only four more than the tiny United Arab Emirates:
While the EU’s population is of course larger than the UK’s, Canada has barely more than half the number of people, Australia has not much more than a third and the UAE about a seventh. Even given relative differences in financial services and location of company offices per head of population it’s still an embarrassment.
And the so-called ‘opposition’ is not in a position to throw stones with any integrity, with extensive links to Russian businessmen and even Putin himself among Starmer’s top team and donors that neither Starmer nor they have repudiated.
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