BBC Victoria Derbyshire: Russia poisoning investigation

14 September 2018

Ian Bond, director of foreign policy a the Centre for European Reform, spoke on the Victoria Derbyshire show about the enormous amount of propaganda in Russia. “One of the aims of this [interview] is to cause a certain amount of confusion,” Ian said.

“There’s a lot of putting smoke out there so that the battlefield is obscured.” He adds that it’s interesting that some people do think the suspects’ story about going for a long weekend in Salisbury was plausible and that the reason they were a bit cagey was because they are a gay couple and that’s not legal in Russia. “There are people who will swallow this story, or at any rate will say the British say one thing the Russians say another thing – the truth may be somewhere in the middle,” he said (from 09:44).