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Boris warns Sweden and Finland must be free to join NATO without 'fear of retaliation' as he delivers stark message to Putin on visit to the countries to sign historic security pacts

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Posted: 11/05/22 - 13:07
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Boris Johnson warned Sweden and Finland must be free to join NATO without 'fear of retaliation' as he visited the countries to sign historic security assurance declarations today.

The PM sent a stark message to Vladimir Putin as he inked pledges to 'bolster military ties' and support both countries should they come under attack.

Speaking alongside Swedish counterpart Magdalena Andersson at her Harpsund country residence, Mr Johnson said it was a matter for the country's people whether to apply for membership of the military alliance.

But he insisted: 'Sovereign nations must be free to make those decisions without fear or influence or fear of retaliation.'

Mr Johnson set out a UK commitment to come to the country's aid in the event of a crisis, saying if help was requested 'we will provide it'.

I Call Bull: Looks like Johnson is desperate to give away billions more of tax payers money and involve ourselves in conflicts that have absolutely nothing to do with us.

Why doesn't he shift his focus to the UK where people cannot afford to feed their families and are struggling day after day rather than show boating overseas all the time?

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I agree with the sentiment that they should be free to join without fear of retaliation but Putin will surely not be having that.
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Johnson, Biden et all seem quite happy to completely ignore the conflicts in Ethiopia, South Sudan and Yemen. So why the desperation to get all involved in Ukraine? I wonder........
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Should be in the UK working out how to bring our cost of living down not swanning around poking the bear
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Agreeing with Frank here 100%
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And the accompanying picture just further illustrates just how the gap between us plebs and the elites just keeps on widening. We struggle to put food on the table whilst they are sitting down to tax payer funded swanky dinners.