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OnDoutside

(20,104 posts)
Sat Mar 19, 2022, 03:56 PM Mar 2022

Johnson attended fundraiser with Russian linked donor as Russia


Invaded Ukraine. He's such a bucket of excrement.


EXCLUSIVE: PM attended a secret Tory fundraising dinner attended by at least one donor with Russian links on the night Putin invade Ukraine

He told the approx 75 attendees he needed to leave early to deal with the crisis. Gove and Wallace also there

https://t.co/ih1X0zSiFx


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Johnson attended fundraiser with Russian linked donor as Russia (Original Post) OnDoutside Mar 2022 OP
BREXIT Boris Kid Berwyn Mar 2022 #1
Boris Johnson. Tetrachloride Mar 2022 #2
Me too. milestogo Mar 2022 #3
Same here Traildogbob Mar 2022 #15
So did I. Cha Mar 2022 #6
As soon as I saw Johnson and Russia I immediately thought of Ron Johnson, also. badhair77 Mar 2022 #7
Same! nt pazzyanne Mar 2022 #8
My first thought, too. dchill Mar 2022 #10
My first thought. paleotn Mar 2022 #12
The same here. GoCubsGo Mar 2022 #13
Me too. The usual suspects. OMGWTF Mar 2022 #16
Same here wryter2000 Mar 2022 #19
Me, too. n/t Mr.Bill Mar 2022 #20
So basically he's owned by Russia rockfordfile Mar 2022 #4
Just like Trump. Lonestarblue Mar 2022 #9
I can't believe the diminutive putin has managed to control so many "leaders" erronis Mar 2022 #5
That ruthless KGB training comes in handy when doing horrible things to people. OMGWTF Mar 2022 #18
Make sense. Our "conservatives" are chock full of Russian go betweens. paleotn Mar 2022 #11
Western Democracies Are Rotting From The Political Corruption DallasNE Mar 2022 #14
If I was British, I would call for a new election Tetrachloride Mar 2022 #17

Kid Berwyn

(16,148 posts)
1. BREXIT Boris
Sat Mar 19, 2022, 04:02 PM
Mar 2022
Did Russia Influence Brexit?

Center for Strategic and International Studies, July 21, 2020
Contributor: Rachel Ellehuus

According to the UK Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee, the UK government does not know and—incredibly—did not try to find out.

This was the question at the heart of the long-awaited “Russia Report,” the 9-month delayed, 55-page assessment of Russia’s malign interference in UK politics. Produced by an independent committee of nine members of parliament from several political parties, including the ruling Conservatives, the report became highly controversial because Boris Johnson’s government tried to block its publication.

The report is damning. It says that the government, along with its intelligence and security services, “underestimated the response required to the Russian threat and are still playing catch up.” It asserts that “Russian influence in the UK is the new normal […] the UK is clearly a target for Russian disinformation.”

If Russia did have a role in tipping the 2016 Brexit referendum, the report asserts that it was not through direct involvement in the voting process, which, in the United Kingdom, is done entirely with paper and considered very hard to corrupt.

But the report leaves open the possibility that Moscow-based information operations, especially through social media and Russian state-funded broadcasters like Sputnik and RT—and backed up by targeted support to influential voices within UK politics—may well have been a significant factor.

Continues…

https://www.csis.org/blogs/brexit-bits-bobs-and-blogs/did-russia-influence-brexit

Disinformation is a dish best served weaponized.

badhair77

(4,354 posts)
7. As soon as I saw Johnson and Russia I immediately thought of Ron Johnson, also.
Sat Mar 19, 2022, 05:01 PM
Mar 2022

Whenever Brian Williams would report something RJ said he would insert “translated from the original Russian.” Cracked me up every time.

GoCubsGo

(32,436 posts)
13. The same here.
Sat Mar 19, 2022, 06:21 PM
Mar 2022

I got a little confused when I saw "Tory." Had to read on a bit more to realize it was the British Trump clone.

Lonestarblue

(10,734 posts)
9. Just like Trump.
Sat Mar 19, 2022, 06:14 PM
Mar 2022

The truth about 2016 and about Brexit and Putin’s interference with both needs to come out.

erronis

(15,977 posts)
5. I can't believe the diminutive putin has managed to control so many "leaders"
Sat Mar 19, 2022, 04:29 PM
Mar 2022

Apparently the whole repuglicon party in the US is in thrall to this psychophant - including the unelected former president (tfg).

And then putin has spread his poison over many other countries and wannabe leaders. Where did he get this power? The ruble, even in the best of times was not as treasured as the US$ or Euro.

There have to be some receipts for the IOUs somewhere. There have to be some closeted rational thinkers that decide to expose what they know. Stuff like this can't stay under the slimy rocks forever.

OMGWTF

(4,184 posts)
18. That ruthless KGB training comes in handy when doing horrible things to people.
Sat Mar 19, 2022, 06:33 PM
Mar 2022

Thom Hartmann tells the story of how years ago Putin gathered Russia's oligarch together and they found one of their own in a cage in the middle of the room. Putin tells the other oligarchs that unless they give him half of their wealth the same thing would happen to them. Many think he's the world's richest person, all ill-begotten, of course.

How can we put an end to these criminal psychopathic dictatorships around the world?

DallasNE

(7,450 posts)
14. Western Democracies Are Rotting From The Political Corruption
Sat Mar 19, 2022, 06:21 PM
Mar 2022

In America it is the dark money from Citizens United. The UK must have something similar.

Being only slightly less corrupt than a country like Russia is no consolation. Corruption is one of the largest problems the world has politically, but the answer is not to lurch rightward as that is where the problem originated from. Will Putin invading Ukraine finally be the straw that broke the camel's back where political reform actually fixes the problem? Probably not.

Tetrachloride

(8,098 posts)
17. If I was British, I would call for a new election
Sat Mar 19, 2022, 06:31 PM
Mar 2022

If I was the Queen, I would ask him if he is a Quisling or whatever.

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