The UK’s Tory government is being taken to the European Court of Human Rights over its failure to seek evidence of Russian influence in the referendum on whether the UK should leave the European Union in 2016.
The only response to have come from the Tories so far is that they think the UK should leave the European Convention on Human Rights (that this country actually founded, after World War II).
The issue is whether agents of a foreign power (Russia) have been allowed to influence the result of a poll in the UK – and whether it is possible for them to influence the result of what we have hitherto believed to be democratic elections here.
The details are in the following clip by Peter Stefanovic – and you need to brace yourself because they are damning:
Hang on to your seats as UK Government has until 26 April to respond in detail to landmark ruling in Strasbourg over its failure to investigate Russian interference in Brexit
— Peter Stefanovic (@PeterStefanovi2) April 2, 2023
The court in Strasbourg has given the UK until April 26 to respond.
Mark that date in your diary.