I would feel certain that like much of our politicians’ life in deepest bullshit, this is nothing but an empty PR gesture, intended to curry favour among decent Brits who all feel on the side of the oppressed Tibetans.
Sorry, Gordon, we see through you. You might gain a few points in our eyes if you were to impose maximum economic sanctions, call for the rest of the EU to do likewise – and boycott the next Olympics. You could also make clear that while Tibet remains under enemy occupation, no visas will be granted to Chinese citizens for the 2012 Olympics either.
Will you, Gordon? Pull the other one!