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Mar 8, 2018

Crikey Worm: nerve agent used in attempted assassination

Good morning, early birds. The attempted murder of a Russian spy draws eerie comparisons to Alexander Litvinenko. Plus, Daniel Andrews' Victorian government is sitting pretty in the polls, and would likely be returned in an election. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.

Max Chalmers

Freelance journalist


A former Russian spy found unconscious in the quiet English city of Salisbury was deliberately targeted with a nerve agent, according to British police.

The attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter has also left one British officer in hospital in a serious condition. Police have declined to name the substance used, but the attack has drawn immediate comparisons to the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, another former spy who died in 2006 after having Polonium-210 slipped into his tea.

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One thought on “Crikey Worm: nerve agent used in attempted assassination

  1. Arky

    Is it just me that saw the Guardian headline “Gun lobby group that helped bankroll One Nation linked to anti-Islam group” and thought “Yes, they’re linked to One Nation, duh”?

    The resignation of the Fair Work Ombudsman media guy who was going to come and work for Cash directly until they realised how that would look is not exactly making the dots hard to connect. If the AFP investigation into this particular “leak” cannot come up with culprits beyond David De Garis it’s time to start taking seriously the idea that the AFP at best self-censor investigations that would embarass the Liberal Party.

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