Boris Johnson ‘suppressing’ Russia report until after UK election, lawmakers say

London (CNN)Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under fire over accusations from lawmakers that the UK government is intentionally delaying the release of a report into Russia’s influence in British politics until after the upcoming election. Foreign office minister Christopher Pincher defended the government’s position on Tuesday and offered no suggestion that the report would be signed off soon, telling Grieve that it was not unusual for reports such as this one to go through “an intensive security review before publication.” Grieve said the intelligence agencies had indicated that the publication of the report would not damage any of their operational capabilities, and therefore there was no reason to delay it. “The report has to be laid before parliament when it …

Boris Johnson compared Jeremy Corbyn to Stalin and it shows how nasty British politics has become

London (CNN)The UK is barely hours into its general election campaign, but that hasn’t stopped Boris Johnson comparing his opposite number to a brutal dictator and mass murderer. Corbyn has undoubtedly shifted the Labour Party to the left since taking over as leader in 2015. He backs higher taxes, nationalizing public infrastructure and has called Karl Marx a “great economist.” He believes that in a “fair society there would be no billionaires and no one would live in poverty.” Tie these things together and it’s easy to arrive at a point where a Corbyn government would create a society where the wealthy paid more tax to fund the public services that everyone uses. So, while Corbyn’s Britain would tax the …