Lisa Nandy – 2020 Comments on the Publication of the ISC Report on Russia

The text of the comments made by Lisa Nandy, the Shadow Foreign Secretary, on 21 July 2020.

It is extraordinary that the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, took the political decision last October ahead of the General Election to block the publication of this important report that systematically goes through the threat Russia poses to the UK’s national security.

The report is very clear that the Government has underestimated the response required to Russia and it is imperative we learn the lessons from the mistakes that have been made.

The Labour Party calls on the Government to study the conclusions of the report carefully and take the necessary steps to keep our country safe.