Russian Fossil Fuels
Should we be placing an embargo on Russian gas and petroleum products?
It is not something that I wish to do, but if leaving my car parked up, and walking more, wrapping in a blanket or duvet rather than heating the room, will help to bring an end to conflict, then, yes, lets go.
I suspect the discomfort will be short term, to do otherwise may be more painful in the long term.
UK is less dependent on Russian hydro-carbons than our neighbours, but to succeed, we would need to share available fuels with one another for a little while.
Of course, the cynics could prove to be correct: the West could prove itself to be morally bankrupt. Fear and greed could stay our hand whilst we are salami-ed by an aggressor employing intimidation.
Started: 3rd Mar 2022 at 21:04