Rich’s Monday Morning View

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READ IN FULL: List of 287* MPs Sanctioned by Russia

This afternoon the Russian foreign ministry announced reciprocal sanctions on 287 Commons members following our sanctioning of members of the Duma. Embarrassingly the number of MPs actually sanctioned is much lower than the number they’ve stated. The Kremlin have clearly used a pre-2019 election list of MPs as it includes the likes of Seema Kennedy, Oliver Letwin, Justine Greening, Rory Stewart, Charlie Elphicke and Dominic Grieve. One MP quips it’s hardly the KGB, more the CBA…

David Davis responded to the announcement by asking “How will I ever cope…”, Ben Everitt used PMQs to joke that he doubts any hon. members will need to rearrange their holiday plans. The Hon. member for Islington North’s name is nowhere to be seen…

*Guido’s been through the list and can reveal the Kremlin has sanctioned just 266 sitting MPs; with 18 non-sitting MPs included, two duplicates, and one case (Grieve) of being both duplicated and no longer an MP

Read the full list below:

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Biden Calls Putin a Genocidal Dictator… While Covered in Bird Poo

Biden made a major diplomatic intervention during a speech in the US last night, in which he spoke about the inflation crisis hitting Americans and boldly said “Your family budget, your ability to fill up a tank, none of it should hinge on whether a dictator declares war and commits genocide half a world away”. Unfortunately for the White House this latest ramping up of rhetoric was slightly undermined by the large quantity of bird mess adorning the President’s lapel throughout the speech…

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Gove Compares Putin to a Drug Pusher

Michael Gove used an appearance at the Conservative Environment Network (belated) Christmas party last night to compare the West’s dependency on Russia’s natural resources to drug addiction, hooked onto the gear by a pushing Putin. The solution, he says, is by diversifying the sources of energy we have – though he’s not convinced by the arguments for fracking…

“We know Vladimir Putin is using hydrocarbons as any pusher would to induce addiction in others and then to manipulate them”.

A politically questionable metaphor from Michael…

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Liz Truss on Putin’s diplomacy

Liz Truss on Putin’s diplomacy…

“My view is that while Putin is conducting an abhorrent war in Ukraine, hasn’t withdrawn his troops, and he’s carpet bombing and shelling towns and cities – I don’t believe he’s serious about talks or diplomacy.”

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Russian Businessman Puts Million Dollar Bounty on Putin

Russian businessman Alex Konanykhin has offered a $1,000,000 bounty for the arrest of Russian President Vladimir Putin in a post he published on LinkedIn:

“I promise to pay $1,000,000 to the officer(s) who, complying with their constitutional duty, arrest(s) Putin as a war criminal under Russian and international laws,” wrote Konanykhin on LinkedIn. “Putin is not the Russian president as he came to power as the result of a special operation of blowing up apartment buildings in Russia, then violated the Constitution by eliminating free elections and murdering his opponents.”

“As an ethnic Russian and a Russian citizen, I see it as my moral duty to facilitate the denazification of Russia. I will continue my assistance to Ukraine in its heroic efforts to withstand the onslaught of Putin’s Orda.*”

Alex Konanykhin is a colourful businessman who has had trouble with the Russian authorities in the past. Guido suspects he is going to have more trouble with them now…

*The Russian word Orda means “horde”, a predatory and plundering gang. 

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