Saturday, March 24, 2007

One thing worse than HM opposition...

...is no opposition at all. Russia, well Putin, has been a worry for a while. Filling his cabinet with ex-KGB bigwigs never filled me with confidence. The posturing over fuel supplies to neighbours who criticise him, the trade disputes with Georgia, Moldova and Poland for spurious reasons, the deaths of Anna Politkovskaya, Alexander Litvinenko and Ivan Safranov, the backing of the dictatorial Belarusian government.
That would all be worrisome enough. The fact that the Kremlin have their hands on the pumps of most of Europe's oil and gas supplied as well makes it more so. If ever there was a reason to reduce dependency on fossil fuels, this is it. Put ethanol in your petrol engines - veg oil in your diesels.

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