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The question of Russian interference in the Brexit referendum cuts to the heart of our democracy

Government reticence on this issue does not serve the national interest. We must get to the bottom of what took place

By Ben Bradshaw  

Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photo: Mikhail Metzel/Tass/PA Images

When I first started asking questions about Russian interference in British politics last year, I think it’s fair to say that most people thought I was a bit of a crank.

It was about a year ago when the first compelling and credible reports began to emerge in the US of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. There were reports around the same time of similar Kremlin activity in European countries.

Given the uniquely destabilising impact of Brexit and…

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