Ukraine shows folly of Cameron handing over 20% of UK gas supply to Russia

1 Mar

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the UK today!)

The Ukraine crisis illustrates the folly of Cameron’s mad dash to hive off essential UK infrastructure to Russia and China

In 2011, the Prime Minister David Cameron – accompanied by British Petroleum’s chief executive Bob Dudley – met Russia’s then Prime Minister Putin to agree a contract which would allow Russia’s Gazprom to supply 20 per cent of Britain’s gas.

This resulted in an agreement to allow the Russians to become the UK’s second-biggest supplier of gas after British Gas:

BP in secret talks with Gazprom to pipe Russian gas supply to Britain by 2016

This was part of a policy by the Lib Dem/Tory coalition government to hand over large parts of the UK infrastructure to foreign investors such as Russia and China.

I’ve already flagged how dangerous this policy might be. China is a brutal dictatorship, Russia is barely democratic run by…

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