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Bought Britain

Bought Britain

Originally subtitled, evidence of Russia’s receipts. The Russian invasion of Ukraine has reminded every one of the way in  which British Politics has been sold. Sanctions were applied slowly and incompletely.  We are out of the EU.  Here are my notes and links

Early signs

British Some stuff I found a while ago,

  1. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/may/07W/the-great-british-brexit-robbery-hijacked-democracy, this probably started the hunt for evidence of Putin’s hybrid war.
  2. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/aug/27/tom-watson-demands-answers-about-alleged-russian-brexit-plot
  3. https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/aug/21/mps-threaten-to-sue-boris-johnson-unless-he-acts-over-russian-meddling-in-uk-polls

The Russian Report

This was investigated by the intelligence services and reported to the intelligence services committee. The publication of its report was delayed until after the 2019 general election.

  1. The Russia Report, on my shared drive
  2. https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/blog/isc-russia-report
  3. https://www.iiss.org/blogs/analysis/2020/07/isc-russia-report-key-points-and-implications,  I had not read this until 2021, interestingly comprehensive
  4. https://www.politicshome.com/thehouse/article/russia-report-explained-everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-landmark-intelligence-and-security-committee-inquiry-into-kremlin-influence-76083, mentions the murders
  5. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/21/russia-report-reveals-uk-government-failed-to-address-kremlin-interference-scottish-referendum-brexit

The great Carol Cadwalladr on today and yesterday

points at the US response, the Meuller Report, which categorically states that Russia was interfering in US Politics.

Does the Russia Report prove that Russia funded the Yes vote in the Indyref, Vote Leave in the Referendum and the Tories in 2019. It seems that the one released by the ISC is a précis.

Carole writes again,

There is much being made of Johnson’s relationship with Lebedev, by among others Gabriel Pogrund, whom he has made a peer, and his solo trip, while Foreign Secretary  to the Palazzo Terranova.

The story continues in Yorkshire bylines, and ends with a call to get Russian money out of British Politics.

The Russia connection: defying gravity, reality … and treason?

Tom Tugenhadt MP breaks cover to say that it’s not enough to stay the right side of the law, you need to know you’re clean. He knows that money he’s turned down had been accepted by others.

Show me the Money

  1. Quarter of Boris Johnson’s cabinet took Russia linked cash  Mirror Oct 2021
  2. Economic Crime Bill: What is it and will it find Putin’s loot? from the BBC, this started as back bench bill; the Govt were morally forced to adopt it but have inserted waiting periods to allow the Russians to get their money out.
  3. Also Kremlin ties to ‘Londongrad’ need to be cut (£) from the FT
  4. Oliver Burroughs has been looking into this, a book, Moneyland, reviewed in the Guardian, an interview on NPR, and a youtube video blog.

The Byline Times has been busy

  1. https://bylinetimes.com/2022/03/08/putin-plot-against-great-britain-and-how-he-got-away-with-it/
  2. https://bylinetimes.com/2022/03/11/spent-years-imploring-the-conservatives-to-investigate-russian-interference-they-didnt-listen/
  3. https://bylinetimes.com/2022/03/07/brexit-was-a-victory-for-british-putinism-why-were-those-who-got-it-right-vilified/
  4. https://bylinetimes.com/2022/03/08/uk-politics-stands-at-a-crossroads-which-path-will-the-conservatives-choose/
  5. https://bylinetimes.com/columns/russian-interference/

Open Democracy

  1. https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/londongrad-must-fall-or-the-us-could-raze-it-to-the-ground/ on financial trading transparency.

NYT

Last week I chose to make this meme from the Labour web site

 

high standards in public life


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