“Cold, hunger and cannibalism: London has fallen into its own Ukrainian pit”… The TsargradTV channel, owned by the oligarch Konstantin Malofeev, has joined the pro-Putin propaganda with a delirious report on the crisis of the cost of life in the UK that will undoubtedly go down in the annals of “fake news”.

The “news” basis is an article written in The Sunday Times by famous Top Gear TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson, which wryly analyzed the impact of skyrocketing energy, transport and food prices. .

“Politicians say they are ‘monitoring the situation’, which means they are not really doing anything, but one day they will have to because people cannot live without heat, without clothes or without sex, and they cannot live without food either. Hunger makes people eat their neighbors.

Tsargrad TV, the closest thing in Russia to America’s ultra-conservative Fox News, took Clarkson’s warning literally and reported to its captive audience as follows: “(British) journalists are beginning to say terrible things out loud, reminding their compatriots the risk of cannibalism”.

Emphasizing its strict fidelity to “the facts”, the television channel began with a general review of the situation: “Europe is experiencing an explosion in prices, and politicians are talking about the threat of hunger for the masses”.

The spotlight then turns to the British Isles, a favorite target of Russian war propaganda… “Things are not going well in the UK. While politicians play with the Ukraine crisis, their own population is preparing to hunger”.

“In some British cities, a state of emergency has been introduced to deal with food shortages,” the Russian channel exaggeratedly alleges, “feeding” in its own way the Orwellian dystopia of these last three months.

As a counterpoint, the British Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss, accused Moscow of “blackmailing” the West with the blockade of the Black Sea ports, where more than 20 million tons of grain have not been exported since the war began. . North Africa and the Middle East are the areas most affected by the “kidnapping” of wheat, but prices have skyrocketed in Europe, with the highest levels of inflation in the last 40 years.

The cost-of-living crisis is indeed having a serious impact on British society, to the point that Police Chief Inspector Andy Cooke has instructed officers to act discreetly against “those who steal bread for the first time, milk or cheese to eat”.

More than two million Britons depend on food banks and many find themselves in the position of choosing between paying the electricity bill or the shopping basket. But from there to the “risk of cannibalism” on Russian television there is still a long way…

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