Exquisite rhetoric from Gavin Williamson who was responding to a question on Moscow's statements it would expel British diplomats
In his first keynote speech since becoming Secretary of State last year, Mr Williamson said it was "time for the whole country to unite" behind Prime Minister Theresa May.
He said: “You see it in the House of Commons and you listen to members of Parliament from all parties on the backbenches.
“That is what they are wanting to see: Britain standing together against this great threat."
Mr Williamson said he believed MPs from both the Conservative and Labour sides of the Commons found Jeremy Corbyn's response to Wednesday's announcement "somewhat disappointing".
During a question and answer session after making a speech in Bristol, the Defence Seretary said: "What we will do is we will look at how Russia responds to what we have done.
"It is absolutely atrocious and outrageous what Russia did in Salisbury. We have responded to that.
"Frankly, Russia should go away and should shut up."
When asked if the world was facing a new cold war, he replied: "Well let’s face it, relations ain’t good are they.
"Russia has in my view made a deliberate political decision in terms of attacking Britain. It's often described as a cool war that we are entering - I would say it is feeling exceptionally chilly at the moment.
"There is no doubt where this attack come from. It came from Russia."
Source: Daily Express