Official Russia Report: U.K. ‘Actively Avoided’ Probing Kremlin’s Role in Brexit Referendum

Official Russia Report: U.K. ‘Actively Avoided’ Probing Kremlin’s Role in Brexit Referendum 1
Adam Berry

LONDON—Britain’s Conservative government never bothered to find out whether the Brexit referendum was influenced by the Kremlin, according to a scathing report by Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee.

The extraordinary finding was at the heart of a report that Prime Minister Boris Johnson has repeatedly sought to delay—despite it being ready for publication nine months ago.

Kevan Jones, a Labour member of the committee, said it was a “scandal” that No. 10 had never ordered Britain’s extensive intelligence agencies to look into the safety of British elections despite seeing evidence of interference in the 2014 Scottish election and the leak of Democratic emails ahead of the U.S. presidential election in 2016.

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