Hillary Clinton speaks during an event promoting ‘The Book of Gutsy Women’ at the Southbank Centre in London. File photo/ Reuters
Britain’s failure to publish a parliamentary report on alleged Russian meddling is “inexplicable and shameful,” former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday.
The report by parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has been cleared by the security services but it has not yet been given approval for publication by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Downing Street office, meaning it will not be released before a Dec.12 election.
Britain has accused Russia of meddling and trying to interfere in western elections. Moscow has repeatedly denied any meddling and says the West is gripped by anti-Russian hysteria.
The ISC was examining allegations of Russian activity aimed at the United Kingdom, including in the 2016 referendum on EU membership, when Johnson was a leading campaigner to leave.
Clinton, who has accused Russia of interfering in the 2016 Presidential election which she lost to Donald Trump, said Britons deserved to see the report before heading to the polls.
“I find it inexplicable that your government will not release a government report about Russian influence. Inexplicable and shameful,” she told the BBC.
“Every person who votes in this country deserves to see that report before your election happens.”
British premier Boris Johnson faced calls on Thursday to reverse his suspension of parliament after a Scottish court ruled it illegal, as government documents warned a no-deal Brexit could lead to civil unrest
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces a rebellion by his own lawmakers on Tuesday over his Brexit strategy, despite warning he would respond to any defeat by calling an early election.
British Prime Minister will move to call an Oct.14 election if lawmakers block the option of leaving EU without a deal, says a senior government source.
"People ran out of their houses and were reciting the Quran," an AFP correspondent in Rawalpindi said, with similar reports coming from the capital Islamabad, Lahore and elsewhere in the country.
The committee said, “The Crescent for the month of Ramadan was NOT SEEN in Saudi Arabia today, subsequently Thursday 23rd March 2023 will be the first Day of Ramadan. Taraweeh Prayers will begin following Isha Prayers tomorrow."
The Shariah courts across the country will monitor and notify the committee of any sightings, while the Lunar Calendar Committee at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department will continue to gather evidence and report its findings to the Moon-Sighting Committee.