Calderdale MP says Russia sanction is 'badge of honour'

Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker is among 287 MPs who have been sanctioned by Russia.

By sarah fitton
Thursday, 28th April 2022, 11:11 am
Updated Thursday, 28th April 2022, 11:13 am

The Kremlin took the action against the British politicians in retaliation for the UK sanctioning 386 deputies in Russia's legislature, the Duma.

In his weekly Facebook Q and A session last night, Conservative MP Mr Whittaker said: "It is a bit of a badge of honour that Russia seems to think that I need to be sanctioned.

"I'm on the list but I'm not going to lose any sleep that I'm on it because, as far as I know, it just means that I can't travel to Russia."

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MP for the Calder Valley Craig Whittaker

Speaking during Prime Minister’s Questions, Boris Johnson said: “It’s I think no disrespect to those who haven’t been sanctioned, when I say that all those 287 should regard it as a badge of honour.”