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Tuesday 21 July 2020

Russia Report Dead Cat EXPOSED

So today, we are assured, the long-awaited Russia Report will finally be published. As the website of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament has told, “The Committee's Report on Russia, prepared by its predecessor, will be laid before Parliament at 10:30am on Tuesday 21 July … The Report will then be available … on the Committee's website … Please note that advance copies will not be available”.
There will be no advance copies. But the increasingly desperate and downmarket Telegraph claims to know the contents already. And, by the most miraculous of coincidences, the contents that it knows about fit the narrative that the Brexiteer right wants to project. It is highly likely that this is not a coincidence.

The Europhobic tendency has been fretting for some days now that the Russia Report might hint at improper interference in the 2016 EU referendum. This could endanger the whole Brexit project, hence the Sunday Brexit, still called the Express, telling last weekendBrexit sabotage warning: Remainers may use Russia report to 'undermine' EU exit … THE CONTROVERSIAL ‘Russia influence’ report due to be published this week must not be used to ‘sabotage Brexit’, it was warned”. They need not have worried, it seems.

Because the Tel has brought reassurance. Under the headline “Russia ‘tried to meddle in Scottish vote’”, readers are toldLong-awaited report will lay bare Kremlin efforts to interfere in UK elections - but says there was no influence on Brexit”. And while the Tel has paywalled the article to the max, the Express has already lifted it.

They tell readers “Although the 50-page report did not state Russia had interfered in Brexit, it will claim there were attempts to divide the UK in 2014. According to the bombshell document, there is a ‘credible open-source commentary that Russia undertook to influence the campaign on Scottish independence’”. There was more.

On its release, the ICS' document will criticise previous Governments for being too lenient on Moscow [look over there, not at Bozo] … One source said: 'The report will say that the desire by successive governments to tackle terrorism and a desire to have favourable relations with a better-behaving post-Soviet Russia failed to reflect that things changed dramatically under Putin’”. No effect on Brexit, and someone else done it.
And more: “A second source also stated any sensitive information into ongoing intelligence investigations into Russia interference was redacted for national security reasons [there will be some bits blanked out]. Last week, Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab alleged Russian actors had influenced December's general election”. Yeah, Labour Done It.

But enough. This is a classic dead cat, and an all too obvious one. Why would Russia interfere in the Scottish independence vote but not the all-important Brexit one? Or is the Tel admitting that the gangsterist rĂ©gime in the Kremlin did attempt to meddle in the EU vote, but somehow messed it up? That’s the problem with making it up on the hoof: the duly concocted story is all too easy to pick apart. Or falls apart all by itself.

Good to see, though, that someone out there is getting worried. Roll on later this morning.
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Anonymous said...

"Briefing" thus far:

1. Bozo delayed the "report".

2. Bozo didn't look for evidence of alleged Russian interference, but that doesn't mean evidence doesn't exist - because we know all Russians are anti-democratic bastards while we're pristine clean and honest democracies.

3. No, we too didn't look for evidence of alleged Russian interference.

That's it. That's the "report".

In other words, an utter crock of shit.

Nigel Stapley said...

I suggest you read Craig Murray on the subject of 'Russian interference' in the 2014 independence referendum, and - more generally - about what 'credible open-source reporting' actually means in Spook-speak:


Anonymous said...

@ 12:23.

Which contains not one jot of evidence. But plenty of allegations and speculation.

N said...

What doesn't? Your comment does not seem in any way to refer to the comment it is a reply to. I do so wish you very angry people, who are very angry indeed about something or other, would learn proper communication.

Anonymous said...

I'm a different anonymous but 13:01 is referring to the fact that Murray's blog is trying to discredit claims of Russian interference. Murray mentions that elements in Blair's 'dodgy dossier' was termed “credible open source reporting” by the security services. Because claims of Russian interference in the Scottish referendum campaign were also termed “credible open source reporting", Murray is implying that claims about Russia are as dodgy as Blair's claims about WMD were shown to be.

Anon is therefore being reasonable when he claims Murray's blogpost contains not one jot of evidence. But plenty of allegations and speculation". It is in fact Nigel Stapley who is trying to create the impresson that there was no interference in the 2017 election.

Anonymous said...

@ 06:51.

Help out all us free-thinking democrats - show ANY evidence you have.

Government, committees, MI5/MI6 and media have all failed us.