Putin’s ambition to extend Russia may actually be about controlling the World’s grain supplies. The invasion of the Ukraine 🇺🇦 may not just be about extending Russian Imperialism but may be about controlling the export of grain. First it was oil and gas and now it appears that his ambition is also to control the food market in the West.
Surely the idea of having Russia potentially controlling the food market should be a warning sign for NATO and the West and perhaps encourage them to go even further to help liberate the Ukraine 🇺🇦 from this monster.
What ‘Partygate’ has shown us is that Boris Johnson’s Tory Party cannot even follow it’s own rules. They simply cannot be trusted to run the country because they lack any integrity and have been exposed. They continue to refer to the infringements as if they were a trifling matter. Of course they are sorry now that the horse has bolted and they have been found out. But that is an empty gesture and rather insincere. This is a Government that failed up follow it’s own rules and therefore lacks the qualities needed for leadership and stewardship of our Nation. No amount of apologising now will make it right.
The long awaited Sue Gray report looks like it has been a fudge without really addresing the issue of whether or not the Prime Minister lied to Parliament. Nor does it seem to address why the Metropolitan Police seem to have ignored evidence which may suggest that the Prime Minister should have received more fines than he actually did receive.
NATO must ensure that Putin has no success at all in the Ukraine. It is a duty to ensure that Putin must fail in the Ukraine. Failure is the only way to ensure that Putin looks weak in Russia. Failure will lead to the removal of Putin. NATO must get involved now to ensure that Putin fails in the Ukraine. So far NATO has made too many mistakes in containing Putin’s Nazi ambitions so now is the time for action. Also NATO must quickly enroll the Ukraine into NATO and the EU without delay so that it can legitimately engage its forces against those of the Russians. NATO must do it now before it too late.
Failure to do this signals that NATO is prepared to sacrifice the Ukraine 🇺🇦 in order to retain stability in the West. This attitude allows Putin to legitimately target anyone he wants outside of NATO.
Whilst Putin engages in a game of Poker, destroying lives in the Ukraine : NATO plays a game of Solitaire.
Surely it’s time to expel Russia from the UN. Russia have demonstrated a willingness to breach human rights and are quite prepared to lie to the UN Council. Therefore they are unfit to be in attendance at voting that they can and will veto. It is imperative that the UN acts in support of the non aggressor, in this case the Ukraine 🇺🇦. Russia is clearly unfit to be a part of the United Nations Council therefore it must be expelled. The UN cannot condone a nation that is prepared to tell lies to the Council and is unwilling to address it’s infringements of human rights and what looks like war crimes committed in the Ukraine 🇺🇦. Russia’s presence in the UN is a huge embarrassment which prevents the UN from carrying out it’s intended purpose.
Jens Stoltenberg and President Biden move aside if you’re not prepared to deal with Putin. The World now needs stronger leaders who are prepared to actually sort out Putin : instead of simply tolerating him. This attitude, seemingly endorsed by Stoltenberg and Biden, simply no longer tenable as we witness the daily suffering of innocent adults and children in areas of Ukraine affected by the conflict and unmitigated aggression of Putin and his murderous forces.
Stoltenberg and Biden are simply making NATO look cowardly by not actively engaging Putin. By doing this they have given Putin the upper hand to dictate the agenda. They have given him licence to practice his murderous intentions. The same thing happened in Syria, in Aleppo where Putin was able to decimate a pretty much defenceless population murdering innocent adults and children. The Ukraine 🇺🇦 is turning into exactly the same situation. In all these situations Putin has exploited NATO’s reluctance to actively get involved. In fact he has exploited NATO’s tolerance of Putin’s tactics of targeting the ordinary population: the innocent and the children. NATO have stood by and watched Putin’s murderous and indiscriminate tactics. During all this NATO has shown little compassion but instead upholds it’s club mentality maintaining that they will not get involved unless a member state is under threat. Well this excuse for lack of action is now sounding a bit thin and actually is beginning to look like cowardice. NATO now needs much stronger leadership than Stoltenberg and Biden seem prepared to offer. The World is under threat from a dangerous and ruthless tyrant. We simply cannot wait any longer to deal with Putin: it must be done now before any more lives are unnecessarily lost. There comes a time to deal with a problem and that time is now in the name of humanity we cannot let Putin’s unacceptable behaviour go unchecked. To not do so now is simply another act of cowardice.
Doing nothing to stop Putin is going to leave a lasting stigma for Europe and NATO
Imagine if Putin conquers in Ukraine without the intervention of the West and NATO. For many in the West and in Europe the knowledge that perhaps NATO intervention could have resulted in a different outcome, could leave a lasting stigma and an unwelcome feeling that they could have done more to help the people of Ukraine 🇺🇦. There is a risk that we could feel we could have done something to help. A feeling that we have made to believe that we are powerless even that we were cowardly not to stand up to Putin to force a different outcome. This is not how we want to feel. Historically Britain has always done our best in these situations and as such we have no regrets. Let’s hope we feel the same after this conflict.
Our ancestors were brave and fought for freedom from oppression and persecution: now it’s our turn to step into their shoes
Enough is enough. The situation cannot be tolerated any longer we must raise our armies and turn Putin’s forces back. The situation in Ukraine is now intolerable. This is genocide the same as which has been witnessed before. We cannot any longer watch and read about these events as bystanders. NATO must front up to Putin before an entire country is simply wiped from the map and all that entails to it’s citizens. We must help now . Our ancestors had to make the same choices before and we must make the right choices for the same reasons now.
NATO’s excuses are looking increasingly like cowardice. NATO are objecting to establishing a no fly zone over the Ukraine because of fears about getting drawn into a war with Russia. However if a no fly zone is established why would there be any need for any Russian planes to be there and if so they would be breaking the no fly zone so there would be legitimate cause to attack them. I get the feeling that NATO are simply looking for excuses to avoid conflict with Russia. NATO are beginning to look like cowards unwilling to confront Putin.
We all know what the outcome in the Ukraine will be
We all know what the outcome will be in the Ukraine despite sanctions on Russia to back down but this seems to have no outcome on NATO. Many innocent people are simply being slaughtered by Putin’s forces as NATO and the West just look on: tolerating the bully like a bunch of cowards. So after the Ukraine 🇺🇦 has been crushed do NATO simply look away again the next time? NATO’s response is simply not good enough. Countries in Europe maybe should consider eliminating Biden and the USA from the equation and do what is right for Europe and their individual countries. Biden and the USA remain largely unaffected by events in Europe so should not be dictating terms to those countries that are. Meanwhile as NATO procrastinates, time is running out for the Ukraine 🇺🇦 and the opportunity to make a real difference diminishes.
Surely with the possible threat of chemical weapons it’s time for NATO to say when enough is enough from Putin. Surely there becomes a point when NATO says cross this line and we will get involved and deal with you. Surely we don’t want a repeat of what happened in Aleppo In Syria. Surely there comes a point when NATO has to get involved and defend what is right and good and do the right thing in the name of humanity.
NATO’s weakness has been that it has become complacent and tolerant and unwilling to challenge. These are all qualities that have played into Putin’s hands. There has been a failure and weakness from NATO to make boundaries to reign Putin in. Putin has exploited every weakness of NATO and it’s club mentality. How much can NATO blind itself to? NATO it’s time to draw a line now. Time to give an ultimatum and say cross this line Putin and you will have NATO to face as a potential enemy. Surely that line must be the use of chemical weapons. Surely that would be enough and if not then why not? Already NATO has Syria on it’s conscience and if not then it should have.
NATO the world is waiting to hear your response. Do not let any more be slaughtered in the name of Russia. As in World War 2, Hitler had to be brought to account: so too must Putin. NATO must stand up and say ‘ I am Zelensky’. NATO must not make the mistakes of Syria and Georgia or forever be held accountable because of complacency. NATO must hold a serious challenge to the excessive regardless murdering of Putin’s Russian Army. NATO is already accountable to some extent by not challenging Putin’s actions many years ago, which have become increasingly outragous as he has grown in the confidence that NATO will just look the other way and shy away from getting involved and challenging him directly. It’s time for NATO to correct these misjudgements and mistakes. This is the time to stand up and say, ‘ I am Zelensky’. NATO must shed the apathy and complacency even if this means electing a new leader then it must do it now and quickly before more people die at the hands of the murderous and cowardly Russian Troops.
There’s a scared little man in the Kremlin these days. Putin looks scared and his threats have no substance. Zelensky who is leading from the front and fighting with his troops: Putin in contrast sits behind a large table and requires or orders others remotely to do his cruel bidding from a position of isolation and safety. Putin dare not go out among the Russian people so scared is he. He may feel that schoolchildren and airline hostesses are acceptable to meet because they pose no threat but in reality Putin is scared and increasingly isolated from his people who are now suffering as a result of the sanctions imposed on Russia.
Putin has declared the sanctions of the West as an act of war almost but it was telling that his response to that very real threat was measured in a style that we really aren’t accustomed to from him: backing down from direct confrontation. Increasingly he is looking scared and vulnerable and possibly reflective about the damage and potential damage he has brought upon his own country and possibly himself and his abilities to carry on as leader of Russia.
Putin now has limited options available to him other than to impose martial law and cast Russia back several decades. To do this to a population considerably different from those of the previous generations of the USSR would be a huge challenge ( perhaps even idealistically impossible). These old Soviet block policies may not work in days of mass communication and of Social Media. The challenges of imposing martial law and making a citizenship believe in Old style propaganda is so much more difficult in the digital age. People have got used to getting information from many sources and government propaganda probably isn’t high on their agenda. It simply isn’t going to be enough to control such a mass of people. So instead he must weild an iron fist threatening and bullying his population into mass capitulation. But this is also not a strategy that will work forever. Population has memory and will make comparisons and come to conclusions despite what Putin tells them.
Where Zelensky is Spartacus: an inspiring figure who is loved by those he commands: Putin is despised and feared.
The clampdown on freedom of speech in Russia shows that Putin is not just at war with Ukraine but also with Russian citizens. Putin wants a return to the bad old days of Stalin, ruling with fear and harsh punishments.
Any pretences of an elected democratic leader fell by the wayside this week as Putin revealed to the World and to the citizens of Russia just who he has become: namely a dictator, brutal and ruthless tyrant a new Tsar of Russia willing to defend his privledge and position at any cost, even at an expense to his own citizens. Putin wants to turn Russia back into a military state exerting authoritarian control over it’s own citizens. Much the same as the Tsar. Everything that the Russian Revolution stood for and hoped for is about to reversed and buried as the new Tsar reveals his intentions.
Give the Russian Oligarchs time to pack a suitcase and take them to nearest Port or Airport. Let them leave with only a suitcase as resembles the plight of many refugees fleeing the Ukraine 🇺🇦. Then seize all their assets and use them for funding the refugee crisis taking place in Europe. One way of making Russia and Russians pay for the chaos that they have caused.
It seems the role of NATO has been to look the other way, first in Syria, ignoring Putin’s crimes, then in the Crimea and now in the heart of the Ukraine. NATO’s attitude of only protecting it’s members has proved to be it’s inherent weakness which has been openly exploited by Putin. To some degree you could also argue that NATO has been complicit in the suffering and deaths of many throughout the world in recent times although Russia and Putin has been the main perpetrator and aggressor.
The situation can be traced back to the situation in Syria when NATO failed to get involved and sort Assad out. Instead it let Assad seek a powerful ally of Putin and with Russia’s help the subsequent devastating consequences upon a certain section of the Syrian population is well documented. The same situation prevailed in the Crimea. Again NATO was unable to get involved and became a bystander just sitting on the fence. Now with what is unrolling in the Ukraine we are witnessing much of the same. Again this situation and reliance upon the same stoic response from NATO has again allowed Putin to unleash the might of his war machine and the make his plans and fulfill his designs.
My argument is that NATO is no longer fit for purpose because it only serves it’s own interests. NATO is no longer interested in serving humanity in it’s hour of need but instead of protecting only it’s own interests whilst it allows aggressors to go about their business unchecked. The NATO moto should be, as long as it’s not happening on our doorstep then it obviously doesn’t concern us. Putin knows and understands NATO ‘s stance and has found to his advantage that it serves him well. Again NATO are culpable in complacency. Increasingly though NATO are looking shamed and disgraced.
One reason for this is that there appears to be no strong leadership taking place in NATO. Strong leadership is much needed as well as people who can understand what is actually taking place and is willing to take tough decisions to challenge the actions of unhinged aggressors like Putin. Tough decisions have consequences such as entering a new Cold War situation with Russia and actually standing up to them. Tough decisions yes but increasingly these decisions are evidently becoming more and more necessary to protect the vulnerable in the World and stand up to aggressors like Putin. Continue reading NATO has let people down because of it’s inability to get involved
I think the time has come to ask ‘ what would Churchill have done in response to the threat of Putin? We need a western leader to step up to the bullying behaviour of Putin. Someone who can galvanise Nato against the threat of Putin someone who is prepared to say that enough is enough and willing to make a commitment to support the ideas embedded in the democratic freedoms of the world . Ukraine 🇺🇦 is no match by itself to the overwhelming war machine that Russia is bringing to bear. This is democracy and democratic freedom being crushed by a powerful bully without any support of it’s so called friends who supposedly share the same values. It’s time for a real world leader to step into the shoes of Churchill.
Wake up Russia, the West will crush you economically. Wake up to this fact and go and rush to your local cashpoint machines and take out your money before it becomes worthless. Your leaders are deceiving you and are bringing economic ruin on your country.
Russia is a disgrace to humanity. More especially those in the Russian army acting at the behest of a despotic leader. They should take a long hard look at themselves and turn their tanks around and turn them on their real enemy : those in the Kremlin and their leader.
Basically we all get fed up of listening to the news and hearing about violence and the poor state of the British Economy. This article is how to make Britain great again. It is not easy there are no easy solutions to make Britain great again. Tough choices need to be made and even tougher policies need to brought in to tackle the rot of British Society and make Britain great again. How to make Britain great again is not a cosmetic makeover it is a rebuild up with stronger decision making tackling the toughest issues that face Britain today. There are many ways and conflicting opinions about how to make Britain great again and a much nicer place for us all to live in. So what is stopping us striving for and achieving a greater Britain in the future. Here are some of my thoughts about the things that we could put into place now to make Britain great now and achieve an even greater Britain in the future.
A sure fire way to get the utilities and railways back into public ownership and the less costly way of achieving this.
Yes I admire the ambition of the Labour Party Manifesto and it’s aim to get the Gas and Electricity utilities and railways back into public ownership. Success of this would lead to a more prosperous and fairer Britain and it would be the start of a new era for Britain. Yes it is high time to reverse the failed privatisations of MargaretThatcher and John Major, and this would be a move which would put Britain on track again. However the scale and the cost of the task is dauntingly enormous and Thatcher knew how difficult it would be to ever go backwards. She tried to make her privatisations irreversible in an attempt to frustrate any attempts to ever develop socialism in Britain. She thought that she had had the final word but despite this there was a fundamental flaw in her plan and one which the Labour Party could exploit if it is savvy enough.
Some newspapers and the Tories are trying to convince us that Britain is now a classless society with class mobility to all levels but is this true and in whose interests is it to make us actually believe this? Is this simply a strategy in the ongoing Class War in Britain.
The Newspaper in general may have outlived it’s usefulness. It is after all strongly edited for political bias to represent its own interests and the views of their owners/bosses. Other information is now available and getting heard that is not so strongly censored nor representative of only a small minority. Freedom of speech is now more achievable than ever because of the accessibility of the Internet where some aspects of censorship can be overcome and the voice of both socialism and the youth can now be expressed far more freely than ever before without censorship from powerful newspaper editors. Newspapers have always sought to limit change and to suppress a voice and platform for socialism in Britain. Through censorship or false representation of socialist policies (Loony Left was a derogatory term coined by many of these newspapers to undermine socialist values) they have succeeded in limiting political choice for the masses and this could be viewed as actively sabotaging choice in the political electoral system of Britain by exerting pressures to manipulate political parties to either adopt or curtail political aspirations. One particular newspaper, the Sun tabloid newspaper, has done this whilst attaining mass appeal amongst the working classes whilst subversively encouraging divisiveness in order to prevent any sense of class realisation and class identity whilst also seeking to undermine the institutions which promote the interests of the working classes. This paper the Sun tabloid newspaper and it has been and still remains ‘the Cuckoo of British Class Warfare‘.
Socialism is better for Britain. Socialism offers Britain a New start and a shining new path towards prosperity. Socialism is better for Britain because it lowers the burden of taxation on tax payers. So why aren’t we embracing it.