Report: Russia has bought leading British politicians and returned a network of operating agents in the UK. What agenda does Moscow have?


Russia has developed a network within the British political class of British diplomats, parliamentarians or lawyers who favor it, and successive British governments have ignored this, reports CNN, which cites a report designed by the British intelligence services on this topic.

In addition, Moscow would have infiltrated operating agents in the United Kingdom who had obtained British citizenship and acted as intermediaries for the transfer of money to some political parties. It would also have hired more PR companies to clean up the reputation of certain politicians.

Last but not least, Moscow would have set up thousands of companies through which it would have laundered money in the United Kingdom, money obtained through organized crime networks and later used to buy British politicians.

The information was published in a report entitled simply "Russia" and is the central element of a much larger scandal in which Boris Johnson deliberately blocked the publication of a report on threats to the security of Britain coming from Russia. .

"If this problem is not addressed, such a network will have serious negative effects on the British democratic process, the rule of law and the integrity of the financial system", said Bill Browder, a former British spy, involved in the making of the file.

As expected, the Opposition accused the government of Boris Johnson of masking and indicated that the report is capable of raising questions about Brexit and some prominent members of the Conservative Party.

The report was designed by the British intelligence services in March, but has been subject to a months-long approval process. Only on October 17 he would have been sent to the government, but he did not publish it – unsurprisingly, considering that over a month early elections are taking place.

Rumors that certain British politicians have been backed by Russia have been around since 2016. At that time, the names of Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson (as well as the pro-Brexit campaign itself) were being circulated. However, the rumors could not be confirmed.

Photo: Nigel Farage, one of the pro-Brexit politicians suspected since 2016 to have ties to the Russian Federation (photo source: Facebook / Nigel Farage)

Timeline of major developments this year related to Brexit

  • November 6th – The British Parliament it was developed a few days before the anticipated elections;
  • October 29th – The British Parliament gives its consimţămânatul for organizing early elections on December 12;
  • October 28 – House of Commons rejects proposal to Boris Johnson for organizing early elections on December 12;
  • October 28 – The European Council approves postponing Brexit for January 31, 2020;
  • 22 October – The British Parliament approved implementation the Brexit agreement in the national legislation;
  • October 17th – Boris Johnson and EU leaders they agreed on a Brexit deal
  • October 17th – The European Council approved the new agreement for Brexit and have adopted a political statement on future relations
  • October 2 – The Boris Johnson Government forward The European Union a proposal of Brexit which would, among other things, lead to a breach of the "Belfast Agreement";
  • September 24th – The British Supreme Court the motivation is illegal on the basis of which Queen Elizabeth II agreed with the suspension of parliament;
  • September 18th – The European Parliament adopts a resolution by which sget a new postponement the Brexitului;
  • September 18th – Scotland announces a new referendum for independence in case of Brexit without agreement;
  • 11th of September – The Scottish Court of Appeal the motivation is illegal on the basis of which Queen Elizabeth II agreed with the suspension of parliament. The decision was appeal to the Supreme Court;
  • September 9th House of Commons reject and Prime Minister Boris Johnson's second request for early elections and come into force suspension of the British parliament;
  • September 9th – Queen Elizabeth II he enacted law that prevents Brexit without agreement
  • September 4th – House of Commons reject the request of Prime Minister Boris Johnson to hold early elections;
  • September 4th – House of Commons pass a law which prevents leaving the European Union without an agreement;
  • September 3 – Boris Johnson loses the majority in the House of Commons;
  • August 28 – Boris Johnson asked Queen Elizabeth II to suspend Parliament, a request that was accepted;
  • August 18 – The Boris Johnson Government he repealed The 1972 Act, by which the United Kingdom acceded to the European Union
  • July 27 – Boris Johnson he becomes prime minister Great Britain;
  • May 26 – The "Brexit Party" (an anti-European party) has won the 2019 European Parliament elections;
  • May 24 – Theresa May He announces his resignation from the position of Prime Minister of the United Kingdom;
  • April 10th – European Union postpone Brexit until October 31, 2019;
  • April 5th – Theresa May asks European Union postponement of Brexit by June 30, 2019;
  • April 3 – The British Parliament obliges her Theresa May to ensure an "orderly" Brexit (that is, by agreement) or to obtain a new postponement of Brexit, in the event that the entire British Parliament will reject the next Brexit agreement;
  • 1 April – British Parliament gives indicative votes negative on a referendum on the agreement, an extension of the negotiation period and the stay in the community structures;
  • March 29 – The British Parliament reject, for the third time, the Brexit agreement;
  • March 21st – European Union reject the proposal of the United Kingdom to postpone the Brexit by June 30, setting the April 12 deadline, with the possibility of extending the period until May 22, in the event that there will be an agreement;
  • March 20 – Prime Minister Theresa May asks an extension of the Brexit period until June 30;
  • March 14 – The British Parliament reject the idea of ​​holding a second referendum;
  • March 14 – The British Parliament approve the idea of ​​postponing Brexit;
  • March 13 – The British Parliament is against it a Brexit without agreement. However, the vote is only advisory;
  • 12th of March – The British Parliament reject and the second Brexit agreement;
  • 14 February – The British Parliament reject the first Brexit agreement

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