Is ‘the intelligence’ on Russia-Ukraine going to be Boris Johnson’s ‘dodgy dossier’?

Boris Johnson and Vladimir Putin: I’ve probably got another image that better-illustrates Putin’s “I own you” attitude to Johnson but I don’t know where I’ve put it.

Remember when Tony Blair dragged the UK into a war in the Middle East on the basis of a dossier filled with claims that turned out to be completely untrue?

A million innocent civilians died but all the politicians involved hoped – rightly, it seems – that nobody in the UK would care very much.

Now, Boris Johnson is trying to drag us into hostilities with Russia – with Russia, of all places! – because he reckons Vladimir Putin is about to launch a huge war in Europe for no very good reason.

Are we really going to accept that, just because the BBC doesn’t have the nous to fact-check it?

Yeah – the BBC…

Evidence suggests Russia is planning “the biggest war in Europe since 1945”, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said.

What evidence?

Intelligence suggests Russia intends to launch an invasion that will encircle Ukrainian capital Kyiv, Mr Johnson said.

What intelligence?

We’re being asked to take it all on trust. And our trust in “evidence” and “intelligence” from western governments that want a war to distract us all from the diabolical cesspits into which they have pitched us… should be nonexistant.

So Johnson is now traipsing around Europe, trying to get one of the grown-up national governments to agree with him:

No luck so far: German premier Olaf Scholz isn’t swallowing it and the only agreement he’s had from Emmanuel Macron is that the next few days with be “crucial for diplomacy”.

That’s thin gruel.

It doesn’t help that Johnson has made a claim that he’ll put a stop to Russian influence – financial and otherwise – in the UK.

But he has been responsible for inviting those Russians into the heart of UK politics, as This Site has mentioned many times in the past.

So Johnson has made himself a laughing-stock:

Nobody believes that Boris Johnson will sling the Russians out of the UK political scene. They pay him too much not to.

It’s money that keeps him in power.

And money and power are the only things that interest Boris Johnson. Don’t you agree?

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2 thoughts on “Is ‘the intelligence’ on Russia-Ukraine going to be Boris Johnson’s ‘dodgy dossier’?

  1. Jenny Hambidge

    British people DID care about the war in Iraq. ! million people including my 70 year old husband and 30 year old son marched with a t million other people in London to protest. Blair and his Govt did not listen.Where were you?

  2. Grey Swans

    Confusion reigns.

    Section of Ukraine are Russian people now fighting shelling from Ukranians.

    There is no Russian invasion, because a section of Ukraine is populated by Russian people.

    As usual the British are dealing with wrong boundaries.

    There is already a Russian speaking / Russian little country, separate from its surrounding nations and not with a border with Russia … “Kaliningrad is the capital of the Russian province of the same name, sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania along the Baltic Coast.”…

    We don’t know if the Russian regions of Ukraine seek to be within Russia or a separate Russian country.

    This is why UK should never have foreign policy today. We always get it wrong from our politicians.

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