On the other hand, their one area where the Tories do appear to be united: they blame Russia for the collapse of the cease fire and accuse it of war crimes. So Brexit ministers as well as provoking the europeans are making enemies of Russia and China, the latter now being regarded as a security threat rather than a strategic partner. The whole eurasian land mass is therefore out of bounds for these much-vaunted trade deals. With the UK outside the EU Lavrov, speaking at the UN, took the opportunity to reaffirm Russia plan for a eurasian-EU free trade area, from Vladivostok to Lisbon. It could have been Vladivostok to London but we prefer to hang on to our exceptional status as a one-time great power and a bankrupt who likes to goad his creditors.
23rd September, 2016
While the media’s gaze is firmly fixed on the end of the Labour leadership contest, Theresa May’s Conservative government appears to be falling apart at the seams. With a resignation, Boris Johnson putting his foot in it, and a Brexit bombshell dropped, the Prime Minister was not having a ‘feelgood Friday’.