I thought this conundrum worth highlighting as ‘Aunt Theresa’s’ Strong and Stable Military Grade Novichok’ now starts to raise a painful smile. It then actually turns out that a ‘military grade deadly nerve agent’ is, as we are now beginning to learn, not necessarily especially military or deadly after all.
The ‘recall’ is probably thanks, in large part, to the UK being a rainy country. But if the salesman who first called on you was Boris Johnson, you are likely to find that this product and the events surrounding it have been somewhat oversold.*
In the real world even Der Spiegel quotes “German parliamentarian Axel Schäfer, an SPD member who has long been engaged in European Union affairs …. “Statements from British ministers who lied extensively about Brexit should be approached with caution.”
Better, also, to give attention to this Politics.co.uk article ‘Why didn’t the Skripals die on the spot?’ which is factual and informative, characteristics with which our Foreign Secretary seems completely unacquainted.
*If you’ve been affected by this perhaps you may have the right to compensation, or to suggest to Aunt Theresa that the salesman is sacked. Good luck with that.