The Russians have seen how easily the EU has bullied us and how weak our response has been. Putin is a bully and bullies like to kick people when they are down.. The problem is we just lie down and allow Barnier, Juncker and now the arch bully Selmayr to kick us. Selmayr's grandfather was one of Hitler's generals, sentenced to 15 years for war crimes in 1950 and mysteriously pardoned. Why?
This is the price we are paying for Soubry and her ilk undermining T May, the weak and wobbly one. Putin has chosen to attack the EU at is weakest spot. Are we in the EU? Well we are certainly not out of it and if Soubry and Hammond have their way we will never leave the EU and will continue to be Putin's softest target.
Putin is a very good chess player and clearly sees us as the weak spot in the NATO defence of Western Europe so that is why we are being attacked. I have played chess against enough Russians to know how they think. Putin's tactics are spot on for Russia to further its aims and his people will be right behind him. You cannot say that about our weak and divided nation. To achieve national unity we need to leave the EU on 30th March next year. Asking for a 'transition'period as May has done is a huge strategic mistake showing our weakness and internal divisions . Putin the chess player sees this all too clearly. Our BBC led political elite are blind to this danger and driven by their financial self interest linked to wealthy London based Russsians with children at English public schools. Kidnapping next?