Agents have been named. Now it’s time to expose financial and political misdeeds
War always forces change. If the war against Russia’s mafia state is to be won, or even fought, then the network of tax havens, trusts and shell companies that has made London a global money-laundering centre will have to be busted open.
Senior Conservatives talk as if they understand after Salisbury that the Russian police, secret services, propaganda stations, sporting federations and ministries are not separate institutions but parts of a complete merger of the political and criminal classes. Maybe I am naive, but I believe them when they say they are willing to take on Putin. I just doubt that they understand how much of Britain’s plutocrat-enabling culture must change.
Russia, like all dictatorial countries and individuals, can stand anything except mockery