Britain vs Russia: Who poisoned who?

TADS Host Jason Renau says the UK needs to make a statement in their response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy.

Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia remain critically ill in hospital after they were found unconscious on a bench in Salisbury, Wiltshire in early March.

The pair were poisoned with a nerve agent of a type developed by Russia called Novichok, while the Russian government denies any involvement in the attack.

Russia has expelled UK staff from the foreign ministry in Moscow, after Britain expelled 23 Russian diplomats with immediate effect last week.

Prime Minister Theresa May said the UK government would consider its next steps “in the coming days, alongside allies and partners”.

Speaking on TADS, Renau believes Russia is ‘unflinchingly’ interfering in politics of the western world.

“We don’t know the reasons, but they simply cannot be good.”

“It is time for Britain to make a global statement that they will not be treated in this way.”

Renau said the debate holds similarities with controversy surrounding the 2016 US Election.

“People must accept that one of the biggest elections in our lifetime was interfered with.”

He argues it is those same extremist and government-affiliated groups who are now bringing terror to Britain.

“Who knows what they want?”

Renau said Russia are trying to infiltrate and corrupt the global market.

“It is about having friends in high places.”