The answer to Dr Alf’s question about Cyprus is because it is not on the agenda.
The current crisis in the Ukraine suits the UK Government because it allows food and energy prices to rise thus improving tax take from VAT without any need to increase income taxes.
It also allows the present energy crisis to worsen to the point where there are blackouts(current energy supply only provides 4% headroom in good weather).
Once this point is reached, fracking can begin in earnest, with drilling licences sold to those who support or are friendly to the Government for the maximum price.
Jobs will be created by the fracking and the Government can argue that the crisis in the Ukraine and the UK’s rising population forced their hand.
Some of this revenue will go into the NHS, which will soon be £32 billion gbp in debt and ready to financially implode in some particularly badly managed NHS Trusts. The rest will be wasted or will be “unaccounted for” through “cockups”,the antics of civil servants and local authorities.
Cyprus, with its offshore gas and oil reserves,
does not even come up on the radar.