Softly-softly isn’t working. Time to play hard with wealthy Russians in UK | Oliver Bullough

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After the Salisbury poisonings, it’s time to tell Putin’s inner circle that they are no longer welcome here

We need to recap briefly the similarities between Alexander Litvinenko and Sergei Skripal, because they are stark.

Both served in the Russian security services; both faced prosecution in Russia; both found sanctuary in Britain; both co-operated with British intelligence agencies. And both were attacked with rare poisons, of kinds available only to governments. The only important difference is that Litvinenko’s murderers were successful, while Skripal is still fighting for his life.

Related: How Salisbury case went from local drama to international incident

(September 7, 1978)  Georgi Markov

Trump can be counted on to troll Sadiq Khan if there’s a terrorist attack in London… he is yet to bother tweeting about Sergei Skripal

Related: Russian spy attack: Rudd calls emergency Cobra meeting

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