So there you go. There is still no hard evidence that Russia interfered in the EU referendum. What’s more, it would be ‘difficult — if not impossible — to prove’ the existence of Russian meddling. Can we now, please, put the Russia-Brexit conspiracy theory to bed? The quote above comes from the Intelligence and Security Committee’s long-awaited Russia report, published this morning.
H/T: The Spectator
The parallels to the post-2016 election Russia-obsessed period in the U.S. are uncanny, and the consequences similar. From the article:
This obsession with alleged Russian interference in the EU referendum has had a terrible impact on political life in the UK. It has sowed doubt about the largest act of free and fair democracy in the history of this country, irritating millions of voters in the process. It has demeaned Leave voters, reducing us to putty-minded plebs who were probably hoodwinked into being ‘Europhobic’ by an external power. And it has stymied the process of Britain moving on from the referendum itself and into a new era of post-EU independence and positivity.
The Russia-Brexit belief was the comfort blanket that some rattled Remainers wrapped themselves in as a way of avoiding the truth of our new political world. It’s time for them to ditch the blanket and face up to this reality: it wasn’t Russia that made Brexit happen — it was the British people. We want to leave the EU. We really do. Is that so hard to believe?
There you have it folks, the 2016 Referendum was an exercise in pure democracy. Remainers should be even more ashamed of themselves for dragging the will of the 17.4m through the mud – they never will though, self-righteous bunch that they are.— Leave.EU (@LeaveEUOfficial) July 20, 2020
FYI report published tomorrow ☀️
So, no evidence of Russian interference in the referendum. Some serious apologies are due.— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) July 21, 2020
Years of lies and smears from Remain politicians and much of our media.— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) July 21, 2020
There is no evidence of Russian involvement with https://t.co/mfzcCr9wJQ or me in the referendum.
It was all a hoax — apologies are now required.
Nigel Farage demands serious apologies from some Remainers as he waves Russia report https://t.co/HXZIVDGiCc— Brexit Home (@BrexitHome) July 21, 2020
Bottom line is far too many Remainers (WITHOUT EVIDENCE) would rather blame Russia for Brexit than the open-borders, undemocratic, money-wasting, centralising EU. Three national votes (incl two gen elxns) have endorsed leaving. The British ppl know what they’re doing.— Tim Montgomerie 🇬🇧 (@montie) July 21, 2020
Funny, Remainers have been harping that Russia caused #Brexit with no real evidence for years, but when Reddit links a dossier used by Corbyn and anti-Brexiteers to Russia, they go quiet... https://t.co/mYMuTiHp4S— Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) December 7, 2019
Read the full Russia Report below.