Support for the Arctic 30 just went pop. In a really good way. And Sir Paul McCartney just made a sure-fire bid to become my favourite Beatle.
Today on his website Sir Paul published a personal letter to Vladimir Putin, in which the ex-Beatle calls for the Arctic 30 to be reunited with their families. I caught it on twitter:
In the letter, Sir Paul makes a lyrical appeal for the release of the 28 Greenpeace International campaigners and two freelance journalists who remain locked up in St Petersburg, facing ludicrous charges of piracy and hooliganism. They were detained nine weeks ago following a peaceful protest again Arctic oil drilling.
My first thought was wow, what unlikely pen pals, but it turns out Sir Paul has previously met with Putin in the Kremlin. Here’s my favo...