Good one Peter! Just goes to reinforce the view that Brexiteers have been, and are being played like fiddles!
Putin and Trump think Brexit is a good idea. What could possibly go wrong?
We have sent a gunboat to Ukraine.
Perhaps now Putin will understand that we mean business!
The UK government has sent a Royal Navy Hydrographic Survey vessel. HMS Echo is designed primatily to map the seabed. It does not have much armament and can hardly be described as a “gunboat”. I got that information from Wikipedia, I susoect that Russia knows that too😉
Putin describes HMS Echo as a “spy ship”, an odd description since spies are usually meant to be secret. It is quite a large vessel , painted battleship grey and from a distance is clearly a part of someone’s navy.
Of course it’s a spy ship, there is no way that it would be there without the means to gather information.
A couple of 20mm and mini- guns , the Russians must be shitting themselves .
Sad thing is, her sister ship is HMS Enterprise
I only heard that it was a ‘Warship’.
Putin must be laughing his head off.
Meanwhile in EU: …Brussels has urged European governments to take a generous approach to protecting the rights of 1 million Britons living in the EU if the UK leaves without a deal…
Since the Russians annexed the Crimea it’s important to demonstrate that international seaways are open. What better way than to send a survey ship. The Ukrainians might already be the 21st century Poles.
What exactly is blowing your mind? I have seen some incredible things whilst on this planet but my mind has stayed intact. Can’t stand “Tabloid speak”
Ouch! Sometimes…language is cultural…
I’d always presumed that the phrase had its roots in the ‘60s hippy culture.
Recent events blow my mind:
Novichok, is that a warning to UK politicians to soften criticism ? Any politician who has made commitments to Russia should be alarmed, if not afraid. Rees-Mogg, Farage and BJ might be quite intimidated, after all, conservatives are in general afraid of living. (I know, I know, not very correct thing to say so, but think about it).
Putins best weapon are the conservatives in USA and UK, to me that is quite more that expected, the openness of it all.
NRA in USA : Maria Butina case.
Russia succeeded over expectations in influencing Elections in USA and Brexit campaign: and that it did not create more uproar.
And now Putin even comments on fulfilling Brexit, still no reaction from the ’ public’. Jeez…
Here’s another mind-blower, if I dare to say so: