Abuses of democracy and accountability rife. Small wonder Johnson tried to install ‘Failing Grayling’ as committee chair ahead of release of report
MPs on the Intelligence and Security Select Committee – including it’s now-independent Chair Julian Lewis, stripped of the Tory whip by Boris Johnson for beating Chris ‘Failing’ Grayling to the position – delivering an damning assessment of Boris Johnson’s conduct concerning the report into Russian interference in UK politics.
The MPs listed a string of lies told by Johnson as he withheld the report, which should have been released to the public before December’s general election:
Johnson and his cheerleaders have also tried to claim that the report found evidence of Russian interference in the Scottish independence referendum – but none of interference in the Brexit referendum. However, intelligence sources and experts have said that this is because the investigating officers were told not to look for it.
Meanwhile, former Panorama investigative journalist John Sweeney’s documentary on Johnson’s activities on ‘the mountain of the Russians’ in Italy has begun to circulate afresh. The documentary reported that Johnson was considered a security risk by the intelligence services:
In the days when the UK had a democracy, either set of revelations would have been enough to trigger the downfall of a prime minister and his government.
But so disgraceful has the UK’s political fabric become that it’s entirely possible that Johnson and Cummings are now using the Russia report scandal as a ‘dead cat’ to distract from the fact that their MPs voted on Tuesday not to protect the NHS in any UK-US trade deal.
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