THE GUARDIAN – The British secret state has finally done the right thing by ordering a public inquiry into the poisoning of the fugitive Russian intelligence officer Alexander Litvinenko. Admittedly, in taking on Vladimir Putin, it has done the right thing for the wrong reasons and after exhausting all other options. Still, despite the warnings of the Chicken Lickens in Whitehall and the City, the sky has not fallen. Russia can be defied, it seems, and the world still turns Continue