The Government “let us down” by failing to protect the Brexit vote from Russian interference, MPs of the Intelligence and Security Committee have said.
The long-awaited report into Russian meddling said that it had not seen any evidence to suggest Russia had successfully meddled in the 2016 vote.
But committee member and SNP MP Stewart Hosie said the findings were “worse than that – the report reveals that no one in government knew if Russia sought to influence [the vote]… because they did not want to know.”
He claimed the Government has “actively avoided looking for evidence that Russia interfered” saying any conclusion was “meaningless if they haven’t looked for it”.
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