Liberal Democrat leader Sire Vince Cable kicked off this week by accusing those who voted for Brexit of having done so because of a ‘nostalgia for a world where […] faces were white.’
James Cleverly, the Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party, hit back against these comments for being ‘casual racism’ and urged politicians to grasp the ‘opportunity [of Brexit] for the UK to build modern, mutually beneficial cultural and economic relationships with the world.’
Other than this though, UK news has mostly surrounded the use of a Russian-made nerve agent was used against Russian former-double agent Sergei Skripal, along with his daughter, in Salisbury last week.
After Putin refused to respond to Theresa May’s ultimatum to explain how and why this nerve agent had been used in an attack on British soil, the PM announced that the UK shall expel 23 Russian diplomats, the largest Russian expulsion since the Cold War.
Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson also announced on Friday that a new chemical weapons defence centre, costing £48 million, shall soon be built in Porton Down.
Responding to UK PM Theresa May’s expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats, Moscow announced it shall ‘definitely’ expel UK diplomats from Russia ‘very soon’ too.