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    Default Skripal Case Descends into a Propaganda War: a German article

    A good overview and some hints at what the UK has told its allies. A "taster" passage:
    For weeks, the Russians have been hammering away at weaknesses in the British argumentation and now, that strategy has begun to show at least some results. If the British don't release additional details or evidence, there is a danger that the Skripal case will become a matter of faith rather than of fact.
    Link:http://www.spiegel.de/international/...a-1201573.html
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    Default Novichok returns: one dead, one critical

    In so far unexplained circumstances two adults had contact with Novichok, either in Salisbury or a nearby village; after four days the media broadcast the story. One of them, a woman has now died.

    An acknowledged SME, Alistair Hay, has a short article; he tries to answer this:
    So what do we know about Novichok and how long it remains in the environment? Regrettably, very little. There is insufficient scientific data to be certain about the time it takes for this chemical to degrade and for the threat it poses to end.
    Link:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-44778697

    The second article is partly from a public meeting held to reassure the local population. One must wonder if this was successful:
    The nerve agent that killed a Wiltshire woman could last for 50 years if it remains in a container, Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer has said.
    Link:https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/10/nerve-agent-poisoning-inquiry-spreads-to-swindon-car-seized-dawn-sturgess?
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