DEBATE: Is it worrying that the report on Russian interference has not yet been published?

Should we be concerned that the government’s report into Russian interference has not yet been released?

Liz Jarvis, a writer and a Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate in Southampton Itchen, says YES.

In just over four weeks, voters will go to the polls without knowing whether or not they can trust the Conservatives on the issue of alleged Russian interference into the 2016 Brexit referendum.

The decision by Downing Street to suppress the publication of this report until after this election is extremely concerning, and frankly sets off very loud alarm bells. No wonder Hillary Clinton described the reluctance to release it as “damaging, inexplicable, and shaming”. The public has the right to know what is in the report, and the fact that it isn’t being released until after the election implies that the government has something to hide.