Fantasy Politics -

Questions are emerging about the veracity of Theresa May's claim that the nerve agent , Novichok , said to have been used in the Salisbury poisoning attack , could only have been produced in Russia. In September 2017 , the Director General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons , (the OPCW is cited as a reliable independent arbiter by Mrs May) announced " The completion of the verified destruction of Russia's chemical weapons programme is a major milestone in the achievement of the goals of the Chemical Weapons Convention. I congratulate Russia and I commend all of their experts who were involved for their professionalism and dedication. " The quote is cited by Dr Nafeez Ahmed , a British investigative journalist published in numerous mainstream newspapers in the UK , USA and France , in an article which suggests the jury is still very much out on whether or not the Russians are culpable of this outrageous attack. Ahmed states , “The actual history of Novichok shows that out of the countries discussed here , Russia is the only state to have been certified by the OPCW as having destroyed its chemical weapons programme , including its nerve agent capabilities. The OPCW found no evidence to indicate that Russia retains an active Novichok capability. The same is not the case for the US , Britain and Israel. It may turn out that Russia did indeed carry out the Novichok attack. But at this time , the British state has no real basis to presume this. Which implies that the state has already decided that it wants to manufacture a path to heightened hostilities with Russia , regardless of the evidence. And that does not bode well.” (Full article link here -…/the-british-governments-russia-nerve-a…) On Radio 4 this morning , Foreign Secretary , Boris Johnson , tried and failed to counter questions about whether France (and , by inference , Jeremy Corbyn) are correct to be more circumspect than the British Government in condemning Russia without hard