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US News Leaked Russian interference report raises UK vote questions

04:20  18 november  2019
04:20  18 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The report from Parliament’s intelligence committee concludes that Russian interference may have affected the 2016 referendum on Britain’s departure from the European Union, though the impact is “unquantifiable,” the Times of London reported without saying how it got the information.

Questions about the British government’s failure to release a report on Russia ’s interference in the country’s politics continued to dog Prime Minister The report from Parliament’s intelligence committee concludes that Russian interference may have affected the 2016 referendum on Britain’s

  Leaked Russian interference report raises UK vote questions © Getty

The Sunday Times says the report from Parliament’s intelligence committee concludes that Russian interference may have affected Britain’s 2016 Brexit referendum, though the impact was “unquantifiable.”

The Times says the report discusses the impact of articles posted by Russian new sites that were widely disseminated on social media.

Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry © Getty Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry

Emily Thornberry, Labour’s foreign affairs spokeswoman, told the newspaper that Prime Minister Boris Johnson must “clear up the confusion, spin and speculation around this ISC report by publishing it in full at the earliest opportunity.”

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LONDON (AP) — Questions about the British government’s failure to release a report on Russia ’s interference in the country’s politics continued to dog Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday

A senior Labour party official says leaks from a report on Russian interference in Britain raise serious questions about the security of next month’s general The report from Parliament’s intelligence committee concludes that Russian interference may have affected the 2016 referendum on Britain’s

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