00:59 GMT02 August 2021
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    Former UK Ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray took to social media to question why 24-hour broadcaster Sky News “binned” his 20-minute interview with them on the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

    Mr. Murray posted a tweet on April 5 complaining that his interview wasn’t rebroadcast on the channel or uploaded to Sky’s on-demand platform.

    Kay Burley, a newsreader and presenter for the news channel, responded to his tweet, claiming that they decided not to give the interview a larger platform because it wasn’t interesting.

    Twitter users branded Sky News’ decision to not rebroadcast or make a copy of the interview available for reviewing by the public as censorship and lambasted Burley for being unnecessarily rude.

    Others vowed to cancel their subscriptions in light of this alleged censorship by Sky, and Kay Burley’s unprofessionalism.

    Mr. Murray has repeatedly cast doubt over Russia’s involvement in the poisoning of the Skripals on March 4 in Salisbury, and criticized the UK government’s decision to impose diplomatic sanctions against Moscow without presenting any proof or material implicating Russia.  

    The British government’s case against Russia took a severe blow after scientists at the Porton Down military research facility said there were unable to confirm that the A-234 nerve agent used in the attack was produced in Russia, directly contradicting earlier claims by UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

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