EU parliament's chief Brexit negotiator: We need to know if Russia interfered in Brexit

  • Guy Verhofstadt wants an investigation into whether Russia meddled in Brexit.
  • Follows Labour MP Ben Bradshaw’s call for a judge-led inquiry into whether the Kremlin subverted British democracy.

The European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator has called for an investigation into whether Russia meddled in the EU referendum last year.

On Monday, Guy Verhofstadt said Britain must establish whether “Putin’s agents” attempted to interfere in the Brexit vote in 2016 after Russia “tried to influence the US election.”

The tweet included a link to a New York Times report on Britain’s Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Select Committee (DCMS) requesting that Facebook reveal any evidence it holds on Russia trying to influence Brexit and this year’s general election.

Verhofstadt and the select committee are not the only ones looking for answers. Labour MP Ben Bradshaw told Business Insider last week that he wants a full judge-led inquiry into Kremlin interference.

The inquiry was backed by Brexit campaign group Leave.EU over the weekend, which wants to lay to rest the theory that Russia attempted to subvert British democracy.

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