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Almost half UK citizens convinced Russia intervened in Brexit referendum

Source : 112 Ukraine

Only 23% of citizens strongly disagree with this statement
16:39, 2 August 2020

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Opinion poll results showed that almost half of UK citizens believe that the Russian government intervened in the Brexit referendum and last year's parliamentary elections. It is reported by Yevropeiska Pravda with reference to The Guardian.

Thus, 49% of voters believe that there was Russian interference in the Brexit referendum, and 23% do not agree with this statement. Among those who voted against leaving the EU, 63% believe that the Kremlin intervened in the referendum, while among supporters of Brexit this figure is 39%.

About 47% believe Russia intervened in the general elections last December. Also, 40% believe that Russia intervened in the referendum on Scottish independence in 2014.

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The poll results come after the parliamentary intelligence and security committee published a report on Russian interference a week ago. It found that the government had not attempted to investigate possible Russian interference in the referendum. The report also notes that Britain "grossly underestimated" the Russian threat.

On the night of February 1, UK membership in the European Union was terminated.

The so-called transition period will last until December 31, 2020. Until the last day of this year, Britain will continue to apply EU laws, but will no longer be a member.

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