Russian hackers ‘probably swayed Brexit vote’, says Ben Bradshaw MP

Russian hackers ‘probably swayed Brexit vote’, says Ben Bradshaw MP, by Jon Craig.

Russian hackers “probably” swayed the EU referendum vote in favour of Brexit, a former Labour minister has claimed in the Commons.

Leading Remain campaigner Ben Bradshaw questioned the validity of the result in June, claiming people were underestimating the extent of cyber warfare by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

But his allegation was given short shrift by Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman, who responded: “I have not come across any evidence that Russian cyber warfare was used to influence the referendum.”

It’s become the new excuse of the global elite: blame election losses on the Russians without evidence.

Mr Bradshaw, dismissed as a “Remoaner” by Leave campaigners, told MPs: “I don’t think we have even begun to wake up to what Russia is doing when it comes to cyber warfare. …

He added: “We don’t have the evidence for that yet, but I think it’s highly probable.

“Certainly in the French presidential election, they will be involved, and there are already serious concerns in the German secret service that Russia is already interfering in the elections coming up.

What are the Russians are doing that is causing millions to vote against the establishment? Cyber hacking cannot influence people anything like the establishment’s media, so this is a sick joke, surely. Trying it on. The PM is not buying any of it:

But Mrs May’s spokesman said on Mr Bradshaw’s claim: “The referendum was run in this country, it was a very clear vote and we are now getting on with delivering on the will of the people to take Britain out of the European Union.”

hat-tip Matthew