Our oligarchs and their oligarchs

I love this from Starmer (the UK ‘Labour’ leader):

“We must prepare ourselves for difficulties here – we will see economic pain as we free Europe from dependence on Russian gas and clean our institutions from money stolen from the Russian people”.

Opportunistic and value free as ever.

No one has ever explained to me why Russian oligarchs bad Western oligarchs good. So – now Russian oligarchs (who were mostly enabled during the Western led fast-track privatisation campaigns of the 1990’s) “steal money from the Russian people”. And Western oligarchs with their yachts and mansions are … do-gooders running charitable foundations? This is another laughable part of the narrative.

Author: justinwyllie

EFL Teacher and Photographer