Today’s Independent has former Labour Minister of State for Europe, Chris Bryant, telling Parliament that:
There is now clear evidence of Russian direct, corrupt involvement in elections in France, in Germany, in the United States of America and, I would argue also, in this country.
Clear evidence, huh? Must be right if honest Chris – pro Iraq invasion, twice mortgage flipper, £92k in ‘expenses’ – says so. It would be churlish to ask why he and a swarm of likeminded politicariat on both sides of the Atlantic offer not one shredlet of the stuff.
I mean, who needs evidence, with a country so deviously aggressive as to deliberately surround itself with NATO countries bristling with nukes? The way some folk keep demanding substantive proof, and forever harping on about hundreds of billions in arms sector profits, you’d think Joe McCarthy back in town.