An Open Letter to Gordon Brown
Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
10 Downing Street
Dear Prime Minister Brown,
If you don’t mind our asking, Sir, just what the !#@*&? do you think you are doing?
Are you, perhaps, trying to cement your status as this century’s Neville Chamberlain and the worst ruler of Britain in half a century? Do you actually want to encourage more murders by Russian special forces on British soil like the killing of Alexander Litvinenko by making the Russians think England is their supplicant? If so, we sincerely hope the good people of Great Britain will have the wisdom to put you in prison at their earliest opportunity.
Let us explain.
We see it reported on February 25th that your attorney general and chief legal officer, Baroness Scotland of Asthal (couldn’t find a suitable commoner, Sir?) “has stepped into a High Court dispute in which a congregation is battling for ownership of the £15 million Russian Orthodox cathedral in London.” The report is as follows:
The David and Goliath battle in which the worshippers are taking on the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow comes to court this week. The dispute has already aroused anger and dismay among the several hundred “exiled” worshippers who see the battle as symbolising a bigger contest — for the heart of the Russian Orthodox church in Britain. Now, in advance of the hearing, Baroness Scotland of Asthal, QC, Britain’s chief law officer, has stepped in on the side of Moscow. In her role as protector of the public interest in charities, the Attorney-General has advised the trustees, through the Government’s Treasury Solicitors, that she backs the Moscow Patriarchate.
We hope you will excuse our American bluntness, Sir, when we ask: Have you gone mental? Are you such an ignoramus that you do not realize that the Russian Orthodox Church is a mere adjunct of the Kremlin, an expression of Moscow’s desire to build a Holy Russian Empre, and that its leading authorities are rumored to consist of a clan of KGB spies?
Are you even vaguely aware that the assault on this cathedral is being funded by Oleg Derpipaska, the Kremlin’s pet oligarch, and is clearly part of an effort to rout diversity within the Orthodox Church and reduce it, on a worldwide basis, to a sniveling cadre of pro-Putin sycophants? Do you know that the Kremlin is not only obstructing the investigation of the Litvinenko murder but has made the accused killer a member of its parliament? Have you heard that Russia is buzzing British military installations with nuclear attack aircraft? That the Putin regime is crushing civil society and turning a blind eye to a barbaric series of murders aimed at human rights activists?
Or are you too busy with other matters? Like building a new swimming pool with all that KGB bribe money, maybe?
Mr. Brown, we heartily urge you to reverse course. What you are doing is really quite insanely dangerous and outrageous, and we condemn you for it. If you do not manage to grasp that you are leading your nation to ruin, history will condemn you far more harshly than we could dream of doing.