Britain's 'Russia Report' - A Triumph Of Orwellian Bombast
added 27.07.2020 10:50
It is rather telling that in place of anything resembling substance of alleged Russian interference, the parliamentarians refer to “open sources” of media influence by Russian state-owned RT and Sputnik.
The Orwellian plot thickens when the authors of the boilerplate Russian Report then conclude by urging MI5 to be given more secretive powers to collaborate with social media networks in order to control information in the name of combating a “hostile state threat”.
The parliamentarians repeatedly rebuke the British government and state intelligence for not taking the “threat” of alleged Russian meddling seriously enough.
That’s plainly because there is nothing in it that could in any way substantiate lurid claims of alleged Russian interference in British politics.
There is sound reason why the British government delayed until this week publication of the so-called Russia Report by a cross-party parliamentary committee.