Opinion – TASS: Military & Defense – Zapad-2017 drills in Belarus to involve 98 Russian tanks

It’s significant that the most read article in TASS, Russia’s leading paper, concerns the massive military drills in Belarus. It reports that the Zapad-2017 joint Russian-Belarusian drills will take place on September 14-20, at six training ranges in Belarus and three training ranges in Russia.

Source: TASS: Military & Defense – Zapad-2017 drills in Belarus to involve 98 Russian tanks

NATO has been concerned about the small number of international observers at these drills.

Perhaps the Russian people are fearful of the drill becoming an incursion into Eastern Europe, bringing more sanctions and hardship, plus, of course, the risk of spilling Russian blood?

Thoughts?

Opinion – I warned Jeremy Corbyn about Brexit – now Labour must regain its radicalism -Yanis Varoufakis – New Statesman

Here’s an interesting article from former Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, on a radical vision for Brexit.

Source: I warned Jeremy Corbyn about Brexit – now Labour must regain its radicalism

Although I share very different political views to Yanis Varoufakis, I identify with his argument.

Whilst the Conservative right have been behaving like the Far Right, for whom the end justifies the means, Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party is equally culpable, with Far Left membership intent on revolution. The Conservative Government, under Theresa May, are incredibly feeble but Corbyn has failed to act in the national best interest by effectively challenging the government – Corbyn’s simply looking to win the next election after the  Brexit omni-shambles.

This week, Brexit Minister, David Davis, will report back to the UK Parliament.

It will be interesting to see who pulls the biggest rabbit from the hat, the Conservative Government, the Labour opposition or the radical centre? Will this be Britain’s Macron moment?

Thoughts?