UK: May ‘trying to build up her image’ — Ken Livingstone on Russian diplomat expulsion

Former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone said “I have a feeling a lot of this is about trying to build up the image of Theresa May, who did very badly in the last general election,” during an interview in London on Wednesday, regarding the UK prime minister's decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats over the Skripal case. According to Livingstone, May did this in order to “to create an impression... Еще that here we are with a strong, stable leader who can defend our interests.” Livingstone also posed some questions about the allegation that Russia was behind the Salisbury attack: «but you have ask one thing, if Russia wanted to kill this man, they could have killed him when he was a prisoner in Russia. Why have they waited this long? And why use a chemical weapon that makes it look definitely as though Russia is behind this? There are many simpler and easier ways of killing someone without leaving all these fingerprints all over it.» “I would have guessed that Mr. Putin’s got more important things to do than that,” he concluded. Earlier on Wednesday, May announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats from the UK during a statement to the House of Commons. Other measures include a boycott of the World Cup by the Royal Family, and the revocation of an invitation to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to hold talks in the UK. See more: https://ruptly.tv/vod/20180314-018 See more: https://ruptly.tv/vod/20180314-015

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