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Russian interference in the 2016 referendum
13 Mar, 2019

European Parliament resolution

London4Europe Committee member Michael Romberg writes:

 

The European Parliament resolved on Tuesday 12 March 2019 that Russia should no longer be considered a strategic partner.

The resolution’s list of adverse findings starts with Russia’s illegal annexation of the Crimea.

At point 9 the resolution says that the European Parliament “Believes that Russian state actors interfered in the Brexit referendum campaign using overt and covert means, including social media and potentially illegal financial support, currently under investigation by the UK authorities

MPs of the UK Parliament should consider this important finding when deciding whether to vote for an extension to the Article 50 period or not.

We need an extension with a plan. Holding a referendum is that plan. Therefore, the decision to extend  the Article 50 period should be accompanied by a decision to hold a referendum on Brexit with the option to Remain. That would provide a clear time-table and direction to British politics.

 

 

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