Sergei Skripal, Sir Mark Lloyd Grant, Salisbury discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing


Both British and American intelligence in particular have been willing to put into the public domain information that's achieved by secret sources which in the past they have been reluctant to do. We saw that in response, for instance, to the poisoning of Sergei Skripal in Salisbury in 2018 and more recent Chinese cyberattacks and Russian cyberattacks where the west is now willing to attribute those attacks to specific countries like China or Russia. This is new and it's part of a deliberate policy to act as a deterrent to call out some of the things that in the past have been kept under the carpet. Sir Mark Lloyd grant, the UK's former ambassador to the United Nations. Thank you very much for joining us here on the briefing. Now here is Monaco's patreons with the days by the new set lies. Thanks, Marcus. Officials in Shanghai are reportedly preparing to impose the most restrictive phase of the city's extended lockdown. The new rules which are expected to come into force in the coming days will further restrict access to food and hospitals in China's most popular city. The UK government has said it will not shy away from taking action to resolve post Brexit trade tensions in Northern Ireland. It follows Westminster's decision to reject European Union proposals to resolve the standoff over the Northern Ireland protocol. And Germany's transport ministry has proposed almost doubling electric vehicle subsidies.

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