Fortunately, the boss managed to weigh in about his trip to the land of the free and the brave (the only country that seems to be standing up for beleaguered Georgia but more of that later) as I had various other preoccupations, including a chat with some Georgians who were demonstrating opposite the Russian consulate in Bayswater Road. The embassy is in a private road that can be closed off.
It revived fond memories of past demonstrations in that very place, including some about forty years ago - the anniversary of those tanks rolling into Prague is coming up soon.
Today I shall try to bring the Georgian story up to date and do that posting about Russia's "victim" status. Meanwhile, I have abandoned the open threads. With one exception they were not a success.
In the meantime, here is a quick posting on the BrugesGroupBlog about the EU's common foreign policy (not!). Enjoy.