I cannot believe the reckless rhetoric coming out of Cameron’s mouth which now seems to be catching on in the rest of Europe. How dare David Cameron call for a deliberate penalising of individual Russians and their businesses and, thereby, our businesses which do business with them, on an unproven point of principle.
Let’s just go back to the United States of America shooting down Iran Flight 655 over the gulf. There was no apology from America and I don’t recall any sanctions being applied to Mr Reagan and his cohorts and friends in industry. Yet this wasn’t some rag, tag and bobtail group of separatists supported by the USA which murdered those 300 people in that airliner in 1988. It was the actual United States of America and its government and military which shot down that jet. They got away with it and gave a piddling $70 million dollars in compensation. No sanctions, no United Nations condemnation, not even any criticism from Britain or Europe that I can remember.