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Five things we learnt from the Russia report

Russian President Vladimir Putin waves as he enters Number 10 Downing Street (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

The report into Russian interference in British politics was finally published on Tuesday morning following a nine-month delay. Here are the five most interesting takeaways from the report: 

1. The government ‘actively avoided’ investigating Russian interference 

During this morning’s press conference, intelligence and security committee member Stuart Hosie made the extraordinary claim that ‘no one in government knew if Russia interfered in or sought to influence the referendum because they did not want to know’.

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