The Western nations are inching towards a Russian oil embargo, propelled by the unfolding horrors in Ukraine. The French President is talking of curbs on imports. The German President has admitted his blunder over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, while his Chancellor is preparing to face down the industrialists who are predicting the end of their financial world if they are denied Russian energy. His country is labelled “morally reprehensible” and accused of being “the financial sponsor of Russian war crimes.”