Britain may have been slow to react to the chemical attack on a former spy for Britain in Salisbury (it took three days to bring in specialists from the armed services) but it has been quick to blame Russia. Perhaps too quick. I do not doubt for a minute that Russia is to blame, but perhaps the government should wait until the police investigation is completed before launching into a diplomatic spat with Moscow. If Britain wants to get world opinion onside it must ensure that the police carry out a full and thorough investigation which could then be shared with allies so that they can take the necessary and appropriate action. By jumping the gun the British government risks being isolated and gives Russia the necessary excuses to muddy the waters.

The Russians were quick to point out yesterday that they had been shown no evidence to support the claim that they were behind the attack and experts consulted by the media said that the chemicals used were developed by the former Soviet Union. If the British government is not careful it could find itself involved in a major spat with Russia without any international support. Even Donald Trump is sitting on the fence and the government´s approach to the incident has not met with all-party support. Labour is talking dialogue and leader Jeremy Corbyn appears to favour a more softly, softly approach. What happened in Salisbury was an outrage but a full investigation is needed before sentence is passed.

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TG / Hace 8 months

Is the MDB really insinuating that Jeremy Corbin does not support Putin and the communists ideology... you need to broaden your outlook.. and stop patronising you readers.

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S. / Hace 8 months

I do wonder if this poisoning was effected by the Russian KGB. Who could have very secretly obtained the nerve agent. Then ordered its use on the Spy.The likes of Putin and his Cronies can openly declare no involvement, as they did not genuinely know what had been carried out. And no official actions occurred from the top and the Kremlin.

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Diane / Hace 8 months

Watch it

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Martin / Hace 8 months

Corbyn is a coward simple ,he has no chance of ever becoming priminister of this country get rid of the di...head !

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Corbyn / Hace 8 months

I agree with the Editor

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Georgi / Hace 8 months

Russian sources have already outlined the strong possibility that the chemical is manufactured within the UK. One of its creators lives in the country. This might or might not be the case, but the lack of any define prove makes it a possibility.

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