UK election: ‘It is essential we implement the referendum result’ – BBC Newsnight

Emily Maitlis speaks to former Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt about the protests in Hong Kong, Brexit and the upcoming general election and Russian interference.
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Mr Hunt said that that as the election draws closer voters will “stop thinking about the characters” and “substance will win through”.

He also added Russian election interference is a major problem that needs urgently addressing. He said: “We would be very naive not to think the Russians are not trying to interfere in any democratic process.”

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