World War 3: Donald Trump dealt MAJOR election blow as US relations worse than Cold War
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Former Conservative MP, Matthew Gordon-Banks has described Russia-US as being at “their lowest level”. The Senior Research Fellow at the UK Defence Academy has highlighted the effect a Biden administration would have on US-Russia relations instead. “I think the UK and many other countries would find it easier to deal with a Biden White House.” the research fellow told Express.co.uk.
“My major concern is that there is more likely to be conflict in the world if Joe Biden is elected because many of his advisors, and supporters like the former national security advisor, John Bolton, who is very right-wing and, are individuals who are quite a warmongering.”
The senior research fellow, who has had experience analysing Russian dialogue between the ‘West’ and the Kremlin is also fairly negative about Russia’s view of the US.
“The Russians consider the relations between themselves and the UK, as well as the US, are at their lowest level. Worse than during the Cold War.”
This view comes amid a recent referendum that took place regarding Russian wishing to alter its constitution.
The referendum was held on June 25 until July 1, 2020 and the purpose was to see if citizens supported a change.
President Vladimir Putin proposed the referendum during his address to the Federal Assembly on 15 January 2020.
The amendments include sweeping changes to the constitution, including allowing Putin to run again for two more six-year presidential terms.
Speaking exclusively to the Express.co.uk, Mr Gordon-Banks notes that the intention of the referendum and changing of the law is not primarily intended to keep the president in office until 2036.
Instead, the former MP focuses on the fact the changes actually cover a lot more things like handing more power to the State Duma.
Giving the Duma the right to approve the Prime Minister’s candidacy, similar to what he says happens in the UK.
“Western media constantly goes on about him being in office until his eighties.”
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“I don’t think he has any intentions of hanging around, beyond a certain number of years.”
The vote was supposed to take place back in April, however, was postponed due to COVID-19.
The results of the vote consisted of 57,747,288 people voting to support constitutional amendments, meanwhile, 15,761,978 registered voters were against these changes.
Despite securing 79 percent of voter support, many have been accusing and alleging reports of fixing.
Suspicions arose after all federal subjects (regions in Russia) bar one, Nenets Autonomous Okrug, voted for the changes.
The Nenets Autonomous Okrug was the only subject of the federation where the majority of citizens, 55 per cent, voted ‘No’.
The main reason is believed to be due to the strong disagreement by the residents of the subject of the federation to unite with Arkhangelsk Oblast.
Matthew Gordon-Banks believes that there are people in the “West whom anything to do with Russia would say things were rigged”.
He goes on to say that although President Putin’s ratings have gone down during the coronavirus pandemic, the research fellow believes Mr Putin is “by far the most popular leader”.
“The only political party that could oust United Russia, which is Putin’s party, is not the ones the liberal elite in the West think are possible.”
“In fact, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation during the last Moscow city council elections, United Russia ended up losing seats to them.”
Despite world leaders such as Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India and President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, countries like the United States have expressed concerns.
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