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How Putin can save Britain from Brexit (The Guardian, UK)

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How Putin can save Britain from Brexit (The Guardian, UK)



The Presidential Administration is the most powerful organization in the management system of Vladimir Putin: it supplies him with any intelligence, controls ministries and governors, and coordinates his “active measures” campaign in the West. In the spring of this year, I met in Moscow with a former employee of the presidential administration, and he noted that Putin had achieved notable success today, because everyone is confident of his success tomorrow. Brexit may be the perfect example.

This should not surprise anyone. To call Putin a talented geopolitical chess player began to all and sundry. But in recent years, Putin seems to have been isolated from the bad News and critical opinions, and as a result made serious mistakes. In particular, he and his friends have repeatedly proved themselves incapable of understanding the way of thinking of democratic societies and the stability that lies under external fragmentation.

If Putin at least once believed that his hackers, misinformation, secret political machinations and other tricks would allow him to shape the western political agenda, he should think about it again. Russian intervention was able to exacerbate the existing political and social tensions in the West.

But what is the use of it? The North Atlantic Alliance was distracted from problems in the East and increased defense spending. European leaders Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel argue that Moscow should beware. Investigations, rumors and court cases lower the rating of Donald Trump. Even with the Brexit referendum, which, of course, delighted the Kremlin, is not so simple.

With all this, it would be very funny and not bad if it were Putin who saved the UK from Brexit. Weak stream of facts and rumors about Brexit’s Russian support may turn into a stream. Some share of this support, of course, is doubtful. Too often, they began to talk about the alleged influence of the English-language news agency Sputnik and the RT channel, or even the campaign of trolls and disinformation. There is still no evidence that they forced people to change their opinion, and not just support existing doubts.

However, the likelihood is increasing that at the end of this year or at the beginning of the next we will see convincing evidence of Brexit’s financial support. Deputy Ben Bradshaw used his privileges in parliament to raise the question of how much money came from Arron Banks Britain's exit from the EU. A special commission this week launched an investigation into the fact that he or one of his companies had violated financing rules on the eve of the referendum. George Cottrell, former assistant to the former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, Nigel Farage, was arrested by the FBI for money laundering charges. We are awaiting the results of this investigation.

Meanwhile, according to American intelligence sources, with whom I discussed the activities of Moscow, there are other examples of when Russian “black money” came in support of Brexit. These episodes will most likely be revealed when several requests are made on the other side of the Atlantic. Of course, assessing the level of impact of these operations will require careful study and a scientific approach.

The society is wondering why Britain’s withdrawal from the EU is so slowly progressing, why a new political strategy has not yet been developed. The undeniable evidence of active, but covert intervention from Russia could call into question the results of the initial vote, given the small gap. Proponents of the exit risk to earn the image of Putin's unwitting accomplices.

This would allow the government to hold a second referendum, or even close this topic without a doubt.

Putin’s destructive passion for subversive activities seems to be a side effect of the KGB era, such nationalist malice because of the decline of the superpower and the absence of other, more cultural ways to promote the Russian point of view. Since Putin makes his spies, trolls, and diplomats embroil, distract, and destroy the West, no matter what the cost of the prospect, he risks turning his country into a rogue state.

Perhaps his “active measures” helped tip the balance in favor of Brexit. Most likely, they also swing these scales in the opposite direction.
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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/nov/02/putin-save-britain-brexit-russia-eu-referendum
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  1. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 4 December 2017 05: 33 New
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    How Putin can save Britain from Brexit
    "Putin can, but does not want to"
    1. Finches
      Finches 4 December 2017 06: 08 New
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      Another freak from Nizhny Tag ... Misty Albion! laughing
      1. 210ox
        210ox 4 December 2017 06: 33 New
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        Yes, and why save them? It's the same "sea lion" ... Comes out. It’s smiled that we can’t understand the “way of thinking of democratic societies” .... Climb to us as if they were underdeveloped with the offer of glass, beads and all other shit and an offer to become like them ... But we don’t need it. We want to live without your advice and as we want!
        Quote: Finches
        Another freak from Nizhny Tag ... Misty Albion! laughing
    2. midivan
      midivan 4 December 2017 06: 14 New
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      Quote: Mavrikiy
      How Putin can save Britain from Brexit
      "Putin can, but does not want to"

      I would even say that he doesn’t want to, and after all, he simply does not have the right to save anyone from that cohort of haters of Russia.
      1. Grandfather
        Grandfather 4 December 2017 13: 47 New
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        How Putin can save Britain from Brexit (The Guardian, UK)
        easy! guess yourself ... wink
  2. cariperpaint
    cariperpaint 4 December 2017 06: 08 New
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    I’ve recently felt sorry for Putin ... just like a squirrel in a wheel. in all countries and continents is doing something. probably does not sleep) as they say everything for the front everything for victory)
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 4 December 2017 13: 48 New
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      Quote: cariperpaint
      I’ve recently felt sorry for Putin ... just like a squirrel in a wheel. in all countries and continents is doing something. probably does not sleep) as they say everything for the front everything for victory)

      but ... current in the country own bedlam ... there are objections?
      1. cariperpaint
        cariperpaint 4 December 2017 14: 18 New
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        everything suits me in my life from and to. so you know better.
  3. midivan
    midivan 4 December 2017 06: 11 New
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    [/ quote] Putin’s destructive passion for subversive activity is, apparently, a side effect of the KGB era, a kind of nationalistic anger due to the collapse of the superpower and the absence of other, more cultural ways of promoting the Russian point of view. [Quote]
    Everything is much simpler, you simply can not do it with nits in any other way!
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather 4 December 2017 14: 06 New
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      Quote: midivan
      Everything is much simpler, you simply can not do it with nits in any other way!

      with regards to the West, yes, but what does your people have to do with it? hit the "distribution"? "couch", who did not try the bureaucratic press, not to answer.
      1. midivan
        midivan 4 December 2017 19: 32 New
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        Quote: Dead Day
        "couch", who did not try the bureaucratic press, not to answer.

        I'll try repeat
        [/ quote] And again the foreigners climb, strive to stick their elbows in the Russian pocket ... What can I think of? Lay out five hundred thousand rubles for the war with the khan, - Golitsyn will not leave without money ... Look, he deftly beckoned three million! You will sweat, thinking ...
        Zinoviev, grabbing a handful of his beard, said:
        - I would have to impose some more to apply to the settlements and settlements ... Well, I would like to salt ...
        Prince Volkonsky, a sharp-witted old man, replied:
        - There is no tax on bast shoes yet ...
        “Truly, truly,” the boyars rustled, “the men wear twelve pairs of bast shoes a year, put two tribute money on a pair of bast shoes,” and we’ll beat the khan ...
        It became easy for the boyars. We decided the case. Some wiped sweat, others twirled their fingers, swelled. Others with relief let the evil spirit in a fur coat [quote]
        A.N. Tolstoy. Peter the First. Book one. Chapter three request
  4. shinobi
    shinobi 4 December 2017 07: 25 New
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    Another paid graphoman. There are shaving in the EU, or not, while they are the sixth USA there is no difference for us.
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 4 December 2017 07: 35 New
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    This spring, I met in Moscow with a former employee of the presidential administration ...
    Mr. Galeotti from this place please for more details. Names, addresses, appearances ...
  6. thinker
    thinker 4 December 2017 07: 36 New
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    Deputy Brad Shaw, this is not a surname - a diagnosis:
    This is their intervention currently proven, not only in the US presidential campaign, but probably also in our referendum last year. We have no evidence of this yet. But I think this is very likely.
  7. aszzz888
    aszzz888 4 December 2017 09: 28 New
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    ... and how much did this Mark Galeotti pay for his balcony? laughing
  8. vlad007
    vlad007 4 December 2017 11: 06 New
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    Quote: "With all this, it would be very funny and not bad if it were Putin who saved Britain from Brexit." This makes no sense!
    The EU is turning into a cash cow for developing countries, which are becoming more and more - Greece, the Baltic states, etc. The British do not want to feed anyone - what does Putin have to do with it.
  9. nnz226
    nnz226 4 December 2017 11: 08 New
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    A kind of decent newspaper ..... In short, the old woman’s insanity grows stronger ...
  10. Earnest
    Earnest 4 December 2017 11: 34 New
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    ... to raise the question of where so much money comes from Arron Banks, the main proponent of Britain's exit from the EU.

    ... Meanwhile, according to American intelligence sources, with whom I discussed the activities of Moscow, there are other examples of when the Russian "black money" came in support of Brexit. These episodes will surely be revealed when several requests are made on the other side of the Atlantic ...

    How easy and pleasant it is for the author to be an idiot who does not understand that the main beneficiary of Brexit is the one that is "on the other side of the Atlantic." Money comes from there ...
  11. Loess
    Loess 4 December 2017 12: 24 New
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    Indisputable evidence of active, but covert intervention by Russia could cast doubt on the results of the initial vote, given the small margin. Supporters of the venture risk earning the image of Putin's unwitting accomplices.
    This would allow the government to hold a second referendum, or even close this topic without a doubt.
    Maybe, in that case, and repeat the referendum on Scotland?
  12. prior
    prior 4 December 2017 14: 13 New
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    Putin, he is like that.
    It may save, or it may not save.
    Drown the Englishwoman nafig, so as not to spoil.
    Read lips - NAFIG.
  13. AshiSolo
    AshiSolo 4 December 2017 18: 32 New
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    "The cat gave birth to kittens - Putin is to blame!" The Britons are great :) They themselves messed up the referendum, crap one's pants specifically, changed the vice chairman ... But I don’t want to pay for the exit. Yes, and drag in one dime the defense and the economy too. So you need to find a way not to go out and stay clean. To come up with this? And then they remembered that there is the darkest. Easy breezy! That damn British savvy! What a subtle move ...
  14. Nemesis
    Nemesis 5 December 2017 23: 28 New
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    When will we begin to save Russia and its indigenous population ?! In Russia, that there are no problems ?! Did everyone decide ?! Are you sure?!
  15. nord62
    nord62 6 December 2017 20: 12 New
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    The oligarchs will save her with their money!