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    D Notice on Skripal Poisoning

    #Skripal again. Clearly the story they would tell is not the one the UK authorities want us to hear which is why we won’t be hearing it. A DMSA notice probably explains why no media are chasing it up.

    2:27 PM - 1 May 2018

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    Whatever happened to the Skripals? UK media and authorities fall silent on Salisbury poisoning

    Published time: 1 May, 2018 16:43

    Where are the Skripals? Friso Gentsch / Global Look Press

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    Sergei Skripal, the poisoned ex-Russian spy, and his daughter Yulia dominated headlines a few weeks ago. Now they’ve vanished from the public eye, leaving many to wonder what exactly happened.
    Yulia apparently recovered enough to leave the hospital and is now thought to be in a safe house, and there have been no updates on Sergei’s condition since his daughter walked out of Salisbury District Hospital in early April. Since then, Syrian bomb attacks have dominated British headlines, followed by the Windrush scandal that ended with the shock resignation of Home Secretary Amber Rudd. Some argue the British media just had its attention diverted, but others suggest something else is at play.
    A number of bloggers have spent months questioning the government’s narrative on the Skripal attack. Among them is former UK Ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray. Murray pointed out a tweet by Channel 4 journalist Alex Thomsen, who said the only “decisive public move by the authorities has been to censor MSM (mainstream media) via a D Notice… from identifying Mr Skripal’s handler living nearby.”
    alex thomson

    12 Mar

    Salisbury rolls on with the authorities saying nothing about the nerve agency and everything about public health...
    alex thomson

    About the only decisive public move by the authorities has been to censor MSM via a D Notice last week from fully identifying Mr Skripal’s MI6 handler living nearby...
    10:14 AM - Mar 12, 2018

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    For those who may not know, a D-notice is a British government request that particular information is reported by the media on grounds of national security. The media does not have to agree, but almost always does.
    READ MORE: Skripal attack: Still no suspects, admits UK national security adviser but still blames Russia
    Now, police and intelligence agencies have revealed that they have still to identify a suspect in the nerve agent attack in Salisbury. It’s one thing for someone who supposedly poisoned an old man and his adult daughter with a chemical weapon in the middle of Britain’s sleepy countryside, but another for them to then disappear into thin air in a country with more CCTV coverage than any other. And how can Britain point the finger so firmly in Russia’s direction if they have exactly zero suspects?
    Rupert Evelyn@rupertevelyn

    Almost 2 months since #skripalpoisoning and now it emerges that there are no suspects. One of the largest police operations of recent times in one of the most watched [cctv] societies and nothing... #salisbury
    4:01 PM - May 1, 2018

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    So many questions, so few answers. Apparently frustrated with the lack of closure, many have taken to social media to raise their digital eyebrows about the lack of Skripal updates… and lack of suspects.
    Rupert Evelyn@rupertevelyn

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    I’d expect Russia to make maximum use of this lack of a suspect. Given that have been blamed entirely they will no doubt be demanding answers
    Rupert Evelyn@rupertevelyn

    It is now 3 weeks since we last had any update on the condition of #sergeiskripal or his daughter #YuliaSkripal As Russia is keen to point out neither have been seen since the fell ill 2 months ago
    4:04 PM - May 1, 2018

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    None of that seems to matter though, as UK National Security Adviser Sir Mark Sedwill knocked down any hope that the police were closer to catching the bad guys who attacked the Skripals. Asked by an MP at a Commons defence committee hearing if they knew who the individuals responsible were, his response was simple: “Not yet.”
    Even though Sedwill lacks any suspects, he still insists that Russia is the UK’s biggest threat.
    Jack Maidment

    Sir Mark Sedwill, the national security adviser, tells the Defence Select Committee: "Russia is the primary strategic threat to the United Kingdom."
    Says he agrees Russia poses an "existential threat".
    10:20 AM - May 1, 2018

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