Russian cyber threats grave and present danger to National security
An attempt to hack Org for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, The Hague
Disinformation, Influence - the it 'couldn't happen here crowd' enable Russian fomenting of the far right
EU Ref - HMG did not seek or see
evidence of tampering in results. No provision of post ref Russian interference in EU ref in stark contrast to US 2016 election where within 2 months a report was made. UK Intelligence Community should produce an assessment.
Welcoming Russian oligarchs - 1994 the UK Govt introduced the light and limited touch to regulation on the immense wealth that poured into the UK. Few questions asked about its provenance. The UK's judicial and rule of law was seen as a magnet to the Russians.
The UK Govt 'naively' believed that Russian companies would promote good, ethical practices.
This makes me laugh, my eyebrows are on the ceiling. This birthed the London laundromat of dirty Russian money!
The money was quickly 'invested' at the highest levels of the British establishment infrastructure, PR Firms, charities, political interest, academia and cultural institutions. Russian integration is 'the new normal' esp in Londongrad, the Govt can only exercise damage limitation
Wealth also led to a growth industry of lawyers,accountants,estate agents & PR professionals who have enabled Russian influence. Bill Browder -'a buffer of Westerners who become de facto Russian state agents' A concoction of UK and Russian criminal interests masked as state ones.
I'm only at page 17 of a 55 page heavily redacted report and it's looking grim to say the least.

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