The political obscenity of the week is Boris Johnson’s disgraceful attempt to compare Vladimir Putin’s 2018 World Cup with Adolf Hitler’s 1936 Olympics – i.e. giving legitimacy to a fascist dictator. Quite apart from Putin’s repeated election and current 76% vote in an election contested by Nationalist, Communist and “Liberal” parties in nationwide debates, if there is one thing certain about Putin’s Communist Party education it is his total indoctrination about the evils of Fascism.
His own family suffered terribly in the Second World War and his country suffered – with over 20m deaths – far more than any other ally against Nazi Germany. Boris Johnson is – unbelievably – the British Foreign Secretary and together with Theresa May has had a very bad week. The UK behaviour in the Skripal poisoning case has been ignorant, deceitful, illegal and a complete contravention of the Chemical Weapons Convention procedures.