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UK Conservatives Talk Tough on Russian Energy Bullying

Following the announcement that Georgia has been forced to accept a two-fold increase in natural gas prices from Gazprom, senior Tories have come forward to propose a NATO-style energy pact to bolster European energy security. liamfox.jpg Liam Fox urges action to protect energy security According to the Telegraph, Liam Fox, the shadow defense secretary, said the following in regards to Russian energy bullying:

“While the West has been focused on the Middle East, we have seen the resurgence of Russian nationalism and a willingness to use natural resources as a political weapon,” he said. “Given the nature of Russia’s political leadership, this is hardly surprising. Following events in Ukraine, and now Georgia, it is high time for a wake-up call to western politicians. We have been warned.”