Defence Secretary Ben Wallace: ‘Vladimir Putin is a lunatic with small man syndrome’

‘Vladimir Putin is a lunatic with small man syndrome’: Defence Secretary Ben Wallace launches broadside at Russian leader and says the country is not winning war in Ukraine The UK Defence Secretary says he doesn’t believe Russia is winning the war Ben Wallace said the Russian leader has suffered the loss of 25,000 troops  He … Read more

Families could be PAID to use less energy in peak hours in bid to slash blackouts risk 

Families could be PAID to turn their lights off! National Grid plans to pay homes £6 for each kilowatt-hour they avoid using at peak times to avoid blackouts this winter The measures come amid spiraling energy costs made worse by war in Ukraine Households with smart meters could be paid £6 per kilowatt-hour not used … Read more

‘I wanted to go play ice hockey’: Putin dismissive with Macron in footage talks before invasion  

Vladimir Putin told Emmanuel Macron that he would rather play ice hockey than meet Joe Biden in a last-ditch call to avert the invasion of Ukraine in February. The flippant remark came on February 20 at the end of call which saw the French leader made what turned out to be a fruitless attempt to stop … Read more

ANDREW PIERCE: Edward Leigh is silent on Pope’s ‘Putin altar boy’ jibe 

ANDREW PIERCE: Edward Leigh is silent on Pope’s ‘Putin altar boy’ jibe By Andrew Pierce for the Daily Mail Published: 01:52 BST, 23 May 2022 | Updated: 02:25 BST, 23 May 2022 Good Catholics like to take their lead from the Pope. So one might have expected Tory grandee Sir Edward Leigh to have publicly … Read more

Ukraine war: Russia’s space agency chief issues fresh nuclear threat to the West

Russia will soon have 50 brand new nuclear missiles capable of reducing all enemies to a nuclear crater, the head of the country’s space agency has warned.  Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Roscosmos and a staunch Putin ally, said dozens of new Sarmat-2 missiles – measuring 14 storeys tall and weighing 208 tons – will … Read more

Ukrainian refugee, 22, who ran off with the man, 29, who took her in blames his ‘two-faced’ wife

A Ukrainian refugee who embarked on a romance with her UK sponsor while staying with his family has denied being a ‘homewrecker’ and called the accusations ‘b*****t’. Sofiia Karkadym, 22, fled Lviv and moved in with Tony Garnett, 29, his wife Lorna and their two children in Bradford at the start of May. But Mr … Read more

UK hits Russia with third wave of trade sanctions worth £1.7bn – including precious metals imports

Britain hits Russia with third wave of trade sanctions worth £1.7bn – including precious metals imports – in latest action against Putin’s war machine Britain hits Russia with third wave of trade sanctions and targets metals imports The new package – which also hits Belarus – is aimed at £1.7bn worth of trade Ministers take … Read more

Russia orders 174,000 diplomatic passports ‘in suspected scam’ to allow spies to infiltrate the West

Russia orders 174,000 new diplomatic passports ‘in suspected scam to allow Putin’s top officials, spies and their spouses to bypass sanctions and infiltrate the West’ The foreign ministry in Moscow has demanded 174K fresh diplomatic passports But the ministry has just 15,000 employees, of which only one in three should qualify as a diplomat, prompting … Read more

Retired estate agent slams Homes for Ukraine scheme as his offer to house 30 refugees is ignored

Steve Gooderson raised £40,000 to give Ukrainian refugees somewhere to stay without having to worry about rent or staying with another family – but so far the government has not recognised his scheme, claiming there is a 20-day backlog before they can even begin to consider the offer of help under official Home Office Rules … Read more

Former Chancellor George Osborne is drafted in to advise a US group on a £2.5bn Chelsea bid

Former Chancellor George Osborne is drafted in to advise a US group on a £2.5bn bid to buy Chelsea football club The Premier League club Chelsea was hastily put up for sale last month Oligarch Roman Abramovich was sanctioned by the UK Government  The successful bidder for the club is likely to be announced as … Read more

Kremlin rants against Baltic ‘neo-Nazi’ state in chilling echo of Moscow’s threats to Ukraine

Putin’s deranged regime branded Latvia a ‘neo-Nazi’ state in a chilling echo of Moscow’s threats to Ukraine after the Baltic state made May 9 a day of remembrance for victims of Russian aggression. In an extraordinary rant, Moscow called Riga’s decision to commemorate Ukrainian war victims next month – on the same day as Russia’s … Read more

Satellite images show column of Russian armoured vehicles on the road to war

The eight-mile Kremlin convoy on road to war: Satellite images show column of Russian armoured vehicles heading for key battles in eastern Ukraine Eight mile convoy heads to eastern Ukraine where decisive battles are expected  Russian commanders ‘believe the Donbas represents best chance of success’  The Kremlin is seeking a victory there to justify its … Read more

BBC2 viewers say there are ‘lessons to be learned’ from Thatcher and Reagan

Viewers said there are ‘lessons to be learned’ from Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan’s hardline stance against Soviet Russia amid the current Ukraine crisis following a BBC documentary on the Cold War. Thatcher and Reagan: A Very Special Relationship, which aired last night, examined the extremely close working relationship between the two leaders and their shared ‘we … Read more