Bombastic Boris Johnson has been a busy little bee over the last week or so. Tubthumping the cause for British citizens who have been poisoned in the sanctuary and relative safety of Salisbury, Johnson has been our man to stand up to the Russians whilst beating the drum of national security and berating the leader of the opposition for not being tougher against those who would seek to do Britain harm.
But why, one may ask, has our Boris been so late to see the Russian threat?
Could it be that before the events of last week, Boris Johnson was content to let the Russians meddle in UK politics, as it helped him and his cronies Brexit agenda, and he thought he wouldn’t be found out?
With the revelations in the offing from a report in The Observer, that Cambridge Analytica had allegedly illegitimately obtained the profile data of up to 50 million or more individual Facebook users in order to weaponize the Facebook platform to gain advantage for the causes of the Pro-Brexit and Pro-Trump political campaigns, and Cambridge Analytica being a company who had also been in the hock of a Kremlin connected oil company (chemtrail conspiracy nonsense sponsored by…….hello Alex Jones!), maybe Johnson needed to try to give the impression that there was clear blue water between himself and the intentions of Vladimir Putin.
The memory of the mainstream press is notoriously impaired and it is doubtful that it could remember but a few short months ago, Johnson opining that he had seen no evidence anywhere of Russia interfering in the vote in favor of Brexit.
Let’s go back to a report in The Guardian in November 2017 which reported that, when asked about possible foreign interference in Britain, Boris Johnson replied:
“I haven’t seen a sausage.”
So we go from Johnson not being able to see a sausage, to Johnson being convinced without a doubt that the Russians attempted to murder two British citizens in Salisbury…..and he thinks he won’t be picked up on his previous treasonous lack of judgment?
The Guardian report goes on to assert:
“The revelation comes as the Observer investigation into foreign influence places him in a web of relationships between a known Russian spy, Sergey Nalobin, expelled from Britain in 2015, and Matthew Elliott, the chief executive of Vote Leave, the official Leave campaign headed by Johnson.”
Plausible deniability, and all that…..
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