Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Russia spy attack probe ‘a chilling reminder’ of Iraq War build-up, claims Galloway

Controversial left-winger Mr Galloway – a former Labour MP – spent much of today tweeting his scepticism about claims the Kremlin is responsible for the nerve gas attack which left Mr Skripal and 33-year-old daughter Yulia fighting for their lives in hospital after being attacked with novichok in Salisbury. 

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn went head to head as the Prime Minister suggested Russia is either behind the attack or has lost control of its nerve agent stockpile in a statement to the House of Commons. 

The Prime Minister declared Russia had 24 hours to explain what happened as the Kremlin denied involvement and warned the UK not to threaten a nuclear power. 

British scientists identified the substance that Skripal and his daughter were exposed to as part of the highly-lethal Novichok group of nerve agents developed by the Soviet military in the 1970s and 1980s.

Russia has denied any role in the poisoning and says Britain is whipping up anti-Russian hysteria.

Writing on his Twitter page, Mr Galloway said: “The kind of consensual frenzy I watched in the House today, with Corbyn’s nuanced position openly derided even on his own side was chillingly familiar to me. When the Commons is unanimous it’s usually unanimously wrong.”

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