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    OPCW response to claims that BZ was found in the samples collected in the UK:
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    He does, of course, we will never have an official answer to who committed the attack, due to Russia vetoing the investigation that could have provided that, the fourth such time it has used its used its veto to stop an investigation in Syria.
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    Couple of things picked up: Russia is stating that reports suggest that there were no civilian or military casualties caused by the strikes last night. France has declassified some intelligence (contains disturbing images) https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/country-files/syria/article/national-assessment-document-on-chemical-attack-of-7-april-2018-douma-eastern UNSC meets 15.00 GMT As a side note with both of the largest opposition parties saying that May acted illegally I am assuming they will be starting the relevant action against her on Monday? I would think a vote
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    But only a week ago they were saying: I'm sure they will explain in due course the reasons for this change in heart over the last 7 days...
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    Yea they have copy/ news segments to fill. the Doveish press wants her to attack so they can go on about how she's a warmonger etc The hawkish press want to write/speak in detail about the attacks if and when they happen.
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    Dont think there is much she can do; military action requires parlimentary approval and as Cameron found there is no guarantee of that coming. Trump also technically needs congressional approval but (like last year) will get away with a limited strike by using up political capital it getting assurances that Congress will not take him to task. Think any strikes will follow the same as last April with America launching cruise missile strikes on airfields / C&C facilities. France might also launch some strikes but don't think the UK will launch any strikes possibly provide 'logistica
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    I agree Nick we should not necessarily just take the Government's word on things. But, as I said couple of days ago, I think many of the people around the net who are making a song and dance about the Government lying misleading are not doing it because the evidence is not adding up just but because of their political leanings. I take @J10 point about Corbyn not getting the highly classified details, but he did get a briefing along with other members of the Privy Council. Now the Council has quite a few members (more than I thought to be honest) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privy_
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    Yea, even though maybe he was less 'bullish' than the others think the official line is still in line with the Governments. Said that all along about foreign governments, not going to follow the UK on blind faith, they will have there own intelligence as well
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    For me, a key point is that none of the opposition party leaders who are all privy to the security briefings are showing no signs of distancing themselves from the Government position. Surely if (as it appears from the outside) the case was falling apart they would be questioning the government or at the least distancing themselves from it. At that's half the problem for the government - it may well have plenty of evidence that points towards Russia and or gives a clearer picture of the events but they cant release it into the public domain because it could inpead the police investigati
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    A couple of articles regarding the Skripals 'recovery' http://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2018/04/06/myth-busting-why-didn-t-the-skripals-die-on-the-spot https://news.sky.com/story/miracle-recovery-how-sergei-and-yulia-skripal-survived-the-novichok-attack-11318984
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    Be interesting to know who recorded the conversation and at which end it was recorded.
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    If not Russia then who? I have seen lots of blogs tweets etc saying that it could be anyone who did it and so its wrong to blame Russia, but not seen anyone put forward a compelling case for it being anyone else. Also hear a lot that that Russia could of lost control of the agent and it was then used by a rouge part of the Government, or criminal etc etc; and I can see that being an possibility. But even in that case the Russian Government has to take responsibility; it is its responsibility to ensure that any nerve agents that it has are strictly controlled. There would be quite
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    I still think that there is evidence that Russia was behind the nerve agent, as I said yesterday the other countries who have backed the UK would not just blindly follow the UK without having their own intelligence as well. I doubt much of it will ever see the light of day in the public domain though.
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    Evening Claet, Have to agree with you regarding Borris. He was put in the Foreign Office as, a bit like the London Mayors job, it has the prestige but very little actual power. I visited the foreign office as part of Open house last September and could see it being his dream job, I could imagine him walking the building with various dignitaries regaling them with the history of the building and foreign office. But as you say he keeps making gaffes and needs to go. Cant see him remaining in the position past the short term. I do get the feeling that, for some, things are less a
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    I think people are expecting too much from the report. There has pretty been no signs of uncertainty from the international community, the finger is pretty much being pointed at Russia. Now I guess that the May and Borris etc could be such good diplomats and the UK be held in such high regard internationally that all the other governments have taken what the UK is saying in good faith and blamed Russia. But more likely is that all have used their own intelligence agencies to look into the UK clams and then came to the same conclusion as the UK. So it's unlikely that the OPCW is going
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    Very simple for Russia this all to get cleared up, it just produces the evidence that it was not involved to the international community. From all its protest I'm assuming that it has this proof.
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    So other evidence would of been used to lead the UK and the wider international community that the agent was sourced from Russia, cant see anything here that disproves that disproves the UK Goverments claims.
  18. Just on the point of asylum as far as aware Ponsati has not requested asylum so the debate of if it would or would not be granted is mute. As for if she will be remained in custody that will come down to if the Judge thinks she is a flight risk; I agree it would be unlikely that she would not be granted bail but there is a chance even if it is small.
  19. Not a bad day today with the rain clearing pretty quickly and then fairly decent afterwards, lets hope can get at least one decent day out of the Easter Weekend.
  20. THen she needs to apply for political asylum, otherwise, she has to fight her case in the courts, just like anyone else who would be arrested under an EAW and let the courts make the decision. Nothing about showing the bottle, it's about letting the independent judiciary do their jobs.
  21. What duplicity the Scotish Government fully supports the EWA and the fact that the Scotish people benefit from it. You cant blame the Tories/Uk Government for wanting to take us out of the EAW and then blame them for keeping Scotland in it, it's one or the other.
  22. Been a decent couple of days here, even though its not been sunny been pleasantly mild, tomorrow looking decent as well before at all goes downhill from there:(
  23. Sad day for cricket, bad enough when a player cheats, even worse when the Captain and by the looks of it the management are complicit. As mentioned above heads need to role and harsh penalties need to be given by the ICC to show that this fragrant abuse of the rules will not be tolerated.
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    Yea, of course, a Travel ban would void any insurance so the clubs would not release their players even if the FA wanted to go. I mentioned about supporters a few days ago. I think the FA would probably be able to sort out people getting refunds on the tickets; travel accommodation etc would depend on the t&c of the individual travel accommodation suppliers.
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    It would be a strange situation if it didn't boycott it if there is a verified direct link to the Russian Government . Of course, that would be a decision the FA will have to make, the Government cannot directly tell them to boycott it as the FA is a private company.
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