Boris Johnson says spy poisoning was Russian message to potential defectors - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs and Boris Johnson’s evidence to the Commons foreign affairs committee 2.07pm GMT Q: Why did they use this nerve agent, not something more easy to conceal?Johnson says he agrees with Ken Clarke’s assessment. Clarke told MPs last week that this was a way of Russia putting its signature on this deed. 2.06pm GMT Johnson says the Russian state was sending a message to potential defectors.And it picked the UK because it is a state that does believe in democratic values and the rule of law, and it is a country that has called out Russia because of its abuse of those values. Continue reading......

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