Former British Member of Parliament Matthew Gordon-Banks recently tweeted about how “just one missile will take out” a British aircraft carrier.
Former British Member of Parliament Matthew Gordon-Banks describes himself as a “Think Tank Director & Senior Research Fellow, Ministry of Defence, Defence Academy UK” and lists in his biography that he “Promotes Russian dialogue”.
Gordon-Banks tweeted on the night of the 9th of January the following:
And just one missile will take Her Out.
— Matthew Gordon-Banks (@mwgbanks) January 9, 2022
When I asked why he was tweeting Russian propaganda about expelling U.S. forces from overseas bases and boasting about sinking British aircraft carriers with Russian missiles, he said:
“It may be my timeline on a Sunday appeared that way to you. Sorry if it did. When you believe dialogue is essential even in thee most difficult times & I do not suggest this is the worst, to realise one missile ‘might’, just might, take out an aircraft carrier shows fragility. We have carrier capability as Gordon Brown wanted to give work to UK/Scottish yards. SkyNews was unbalanced today to the point of propaganda.
There is another side: ‘know your enemy’. Too many have vested interests in escalation. Meanwhile I remain solidly British. An aircraft carrier does what it does, but it is also a floating target. War is unpleasant. It is not unpatriotic to say these things. Too many times in my lifetime UK service personnel have been required to go into action in at best dubious circumstances.”
Before finally adding:
“I was quoting what someone said. I am no longer associated with with any Government institutions. I am retired, and still remain subject to the Official Secrets Act. I think I’ve said enough on the subject for today.”
Matthew Gordon Banks is a former Member of Parliament.
The impressive missile cruiser "Marshal Ustinov" in Sevastopol. Now the cruiser is already in the Mediterranean, carrying out an air defence.
— Matthew Gordon-Banks (@mwgbanks) January 6, 2020
He often tweets about how impressive Russian vessels are and how much of a “target” British vessels are, make of that what you wish.
2/2 In Kaliningrad, there will be time for me to inspect the Baltic Fleet and visit various missile installations; rather better and more effective than those in Saudi.😊
— Matthew Gordon-Banks (@mwgbanks) September 18, 2019
Gordon-Banks has also allegedly boasted about supposed Russian security connections and allegedly threatened to make a young male student “disappear”, you can read more about that by clicking here.