Larry Elliott is a "useful fool" always spreading his socialistic anti-west (mostly anti-US) pap. This is common among people who graduate from "The Fitz" (Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge.)
On the board of Overseas Development Institute his finely tuned message always have an ulterior motive.
“The price of freedom is the willingness to do sudden battle anywhere, any time and with utter recklessness.”
― Robert A. Heinlein, The Puppet Masters