Vladimir Putin can always count on his Western allies

Why have Britain and its Nato allies been unable to deter Russian President Vladimir Putin from acts like spreading a deadly nerve agent in a peaceful British city? Ask Jeremy Corbyn.

When confronted with the British government's conclusion that Russia was responsible for what amounted to a military attack on his country, the opposition Labour Party leader and his spokesman (a) refused to accept that the Kremlin was responsible; (b) cast doubt on British intelligence; (c) complained that Moscow had not been accorded due process and; (d) said the right response was "robust dialogue".


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 21, 2018, with the headline 'Putin can always count on his Western allies'. Print Edition | Subscribe