As the world sanctions, Boris Johnson and the Tories are protecting THEIR RUSSIAN DONORS

Bosom buddies: Boris Johnson with Russian industrialist Alexander Temerko. Before the Ukraine crisis, Johnson said he didn’t think there was any reason to investigate Russian influence in UK politics.

After Boris Johnson claimed the UK was the first country in the world to impose financial sanctions on Russia, to force Vladimir Putin to end his war on Ukraine, it turns out that all he did was give Russians in the UK notice to move their money somewhere else.

£100 billion per year of corrupt Russian money washes through the UK (according to Labour’s Debbie Abrahams, in Parliament as I type this) – and this has been known for nearly a decade – as Private Eye points out, and then goes on to mistakenly state that it takes a war to move the government to action.

I say mistakenly because despite all Johnson’s bluster, it seems no action has yet been taken to seize Russian assets or sanction their banks:

These are ill-gotten gains (to a huge extent) – have no doubt about that:

For an example of the UK’s treatment of Russian oligarchs, let’s look at Roman Abramovich

And here’s what’s happening to the Russian banks with money in the UK:

So: no money has been frozen; no money has been seized.

The value of Russian assets in the UK is huge:

So why the delay in action, if the UK could inflict huge damage by imposing sanctions?

There is a possible explanation – as illustrated by Clive Lewis, below:

Russian money, it seems, has been opening the doors of the UK’s Conservative MPs, as demonstrated by the list below:

“Zen & Write” makes a good point. Politicians who have taken money from people from – possibly representing – a country hostile to the UK should lose the right to sit in a UK government. Shouldn’t they?

Andy McDonald makes a hugely important point:

Exactly. What did these Russians want from our MPs – the policymakers of our government – in return for their filthy lucre?

We’re talking about huge amounts of money here. The list of donations and recipients goes on and on:

Fox was on his hind legs during Prime Minister’s Questions today (March 2):

A bit hypocritical?

(That’s Lord Evgeny Lebedev, of course.)

So this is what we’re seeing:

And this:

And this:

“Boris protecting Putin’s pals.” That is the size of it.

And at a time like this, when the UK’s government is screaming at us that it is acting against the aggression of Vladimir Putin and his people, while in fact helping them beat the sanctions imposed on them by moving their money elsewhere, we need to remember that it could have been hugely different:

And that means you can’t trust a single thing said about this by the mainstream media. How does it feel to have been fed lies for years on end?

Have YOU donated to my crowdfunding appeal, raising funds to fight false libel claims by TV celebrities who should know better? These court cases cost a lot of money so every penny will help ensure that wealth doesn’t beat justice.

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