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The Conservative Party accepted £200,000 from the wife of a former Russian finance minister under president Putin, just days after refusing to publish a report into Russian interference in UK elections.
Fines seen by some donors as ‘just the cost of doing business’, says electoral watchdog.
'Get Brexit done is the biggest delusion of all' - Michael Heseltine launches scathing attack on Boris Johnson.
The refusal of the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to publish a bipartisan Parliamentary report on Russian involvement in the 2016 EU referendum is the latest development in a prolonged Brexit crisis that is eroding the UK's strategic credibility in the world.
Analysis of the political and strategic implications of Brexit crisis in UK for its standing amongst its traditional allies. Interview, Bruce Munro, Global Insight, ODT, 21 Nov. 2019.
Former Newsnight journalist John Sweeney has called for Ofcom to carry out an investigation into BBC News over its failure to broadcast reports on the “far-right, Russia and Brexit”.
Questions about the British government's failure to release a report on Russia's interference in the country's politics have continued to dog Prime Minister Boris Johnson as critics said leaks from the document raised concerns about the security of next month's election.
John Sweeney, a BBC investigative reporter, has turned whistleblower and filed a complaint against the corporation with Ofcom, the broadcasting watchdog.
Twitter accounts based in Russia posted 45,000 tweets about Brexit within the space of 48 hours during last year's referendum on EU membership, an investigation commissioned by The Times has found.
Prominent global Putin critics say British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suppress a parliamentary report into Russian influence is more evidence that the British political system is rotten when it comes to cracking down on Russian oligarchs.
Businessman who has given party more than £1.3m denies he is agent for Kremlin.
Russia's influence reaches deep into the British establishment and successive UK governments have turned a blind eye to it, lawmakers were warned, according to multiple sources familiar with testimony given to a parliamentary inquiry.
The Conservatives have denied deliberately blocking the release of the report by the intelligence and security committee.
A row has broken out over the publication of an intelligence report into Russian covert actions in the UK, with critics saying Downing Street is stalling on its release until after the election.
A new investigation reveals that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party has received a surge in cash from Russian donors over the past year, news that comes as his government continues to block publication of a report into Russian influence over recent elections.
‘This must not be allowed to happen again,’ committee chair says as parliament dissolves.
As Johnson accused of ‘cover-up’ over Kremlin interference, major new Russian donations to Conservatives revealed – despite previous Tory pledge to distance themselves from Russian money.
Senior Conservatives join calls for publication before election - amid new warning investigation could remain under wraps for six months.
Intelligence and security committee chair says dossier has facts ‘germane’ to voters.
We had access to highly classified info. / Report is ready. / Redactions agreed. / PM has received report (17/10): signing off a formality. / What no.10 has said is a lie. / "Quite simply whopping untruths."
'We are as much spectators in this as you are,' security source tells The Independent, as government blocks publication of documents until after election.
Negotiator and trade expert Dmitry Grozoubinski explains the reality of No Deal. / What’s in the WAB and has any May idea ever died quite so quickly? Final learnings from the EU Election campaign that everyone pretended never was. The pros and cons of milkshaking. Astroturfing for fun and profit.
‘It increases the potential for individuals or organisations to evade the permissibility rules, which primarily seek to prevent significant sums entering UK politics from overseas’. / Nigel Farage’s use of PayPal to raise huge numbers of small donations for his Brexit Party allows foreign donors to “evade the rules”, a watchdog has warned.
The Brexit Party's website could open the door to 'fake members' donating millions. / The revelation shows how the party could be opening the door to millions in donations from foreign sources.