While a bunch of Tony Blair supporters have been hyperventilating about a ‘coup’ against Britain’s Prime Minister, the government of a far less stable country is claiming that it has foiled a proper coup attempt.
Georgian police arrested 30 members of a Russian backed political party yesterday, claiming that they were plotting a coup.
Registan.net has news and analysis of the arrests. To be honest, like Nathan and Joshua, I tend to the view that it’s more of a ‘housecleaning’ exercise by a Georgian government feeling the strain.
If so then, on the face of it, it’s not a particularly positive development for democratic politics in Georgia.