With the continuation of the increased hostilities over the Nerve agent poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal on British soil. The Russian government have announced more expulsions of British diplomats to be in line with the number of Russian diplomats on British soil. These numbers have not yet been confirmed as of this time by the Home Office but it is expected they will be released as of when the Home Office has secured the numbers involved but is estimated to be around 50. These measures come as retribution to Britain as Russia is holding it responsible as the main instigator in the current diplomatic situation.
The response of the Home Office was to reiterate its stance on the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal, of it being firmly of the belief that Russia carried out the act and that no other conclusion could be made based on the facts. Moscow continues to deny the allegations made against it and cites the allegations as a conspiracy against it to draw attention away from scandals in British politics. This marks an escalation from the tit for tat policy that began at the beginning of the allegations to a more hostile stance towards Britain in what can only be regarded as being singled out. Will Russia continue to escalate its response to the Skripal affair?