Foreign election interference

British Prime Minister Theresa May has accused European Union politicians and bureaucrats of interfering in the British domestic election.

 

I can only wonder why it has taken her so long to notice. Foreigners have a long history of interfering in British domestic politics. Anyhow, now that she has noticed, I await her sanctions on these meddlers. But I am not going to hold my breath.

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Comments (21)

  1. Munkyman

    & Britain a long history of interfering in the rest of the world, it’s just the way of international relationships… everyone spies & tries to stack the deck. The shock the media keeps pretending about it is getting old.

    May 03, 2017
    1. stevehayes13

      What British interference do you have in mind?

      By the way, it is not media spin. Theresa May made her remarks in a televised press briefing.

      May 03, 2017
      1. Munkyman

        Mostly post colonial stuff in the Pacific, the only reason I even know about it is because it intersects with the US becoming “that” kind of nation… making the point that there are no clean hands in this activity, every nation has an obligation to advance the interests of their citizens.

        May 03, 2017
        1. stevehayes13

          You are still not being specific.

          May 04, 2017
          1. Munkyman

            Let’s go with the FDR election in 1940 just because it’s allies spying on & pushing allies. I go straight to Britain because Britain is where we learned to spy & play international chess. This is not an accusation of wrong doing, it’s pointing out that it’s obviously as much a part of international politics as it is classroom politics. People lobby/manipulate each other ALL the time, the tools change… the tactics not so much.

            May 04, 2017
            1. stevehayes13

              Yes British Intelligence attempted to interfere in the US election in 1940 to get FDR elected. The spooks were wrong to do so. There was no democratic oversight or accountability. There is still too little democratic oversight or accountability over the intelligence services. Frankly, I must admit to being surprised that Americans apparently think that foreign interference in domestic politics is perfectly acceptable. This is not the impression one gets from listening to the American media or the US Congress or the FBI or the CIA or the NSA etc.

              May 04, 2017
            2. Munkyman

              Perfectly acceptable… no; part of the way the world works as much a thing you just have to tolerate to some degree & try to avoid like disease & pestilence or snowflakes… yes. I bring up the snowflakes because they’re doing the same thing nations do in a microcosm, they are trying to push their views on others around them who are entitled to pursue their own interests & reject them. IF it gets too aggressive there may be a fight/war… if it’s just subtle propaganda & a little trade manipulation… you generally deal with it.

              May 04, 2017
      2. wirelessguru1

        steve, you really need to up your meds now since you are clearly losing your mind!

        May 03, 2017
  2. wirelessguru1

    Everyone is interfering with each other! Duh!!!
    Wake up to reality…and the real world…

    May 03, 2017
    1. stevehayes13

      This is simply untrue. The US routinely interferes in the domestic politics of over countries, but most other countries do not. But maybe, for a change, you might like to cite some specific examples – say, of how Iceland interfered in US elections or Vietnam in the Switzerland’s.

      May 04, 2017
      1. Munkyman

        If Iceland had sufficient interest, they’d try. Iceland has lobbied hard for airline route & it got them.

        May 04, 2017
        1. wirelessguru1

          It is truly fascinating to see how the mind program of this steve poster is degenerating in real_time!

          May 04, 2017
      2. wirelessguru1

        ..or maybe I should offer you info on how some lost tribe in the amazon interferes! LOL!!!

        May 04, 2017
  3. magnocrat

    Its a universal problem Steve there are no goodies just groups of humans protecting what they see as their rights. Its a tribal world and has been for thousands of years.

    May 03, 2017
    1. wirelessguru1

      Damn! When you make a smarter post here than steve, there is a very serious problem!!! LOL!!!

      May 03, 2017
    2. stevehayes13

      Your cynicism is depressing. The EU interfering in British electoral politics is a serious matter.

      May 04, 2017
      1. Munkyman

        Unfortunately as serious as it is, it’s the international equivalent of “don’t touch me”," stop touching me," “mom he won’t leave me alone.” No one’s turning the car around & no one’s gonna get punished. We all just get to sit in the back & “touch” each other til a war breaks out or not. I’d be & am far more disturbed by the citizens who act as the mouthpieces of foreign interests. There’s the possibility of treason as opposed to fairly reasonable acts of self interest.

        May 04, 2017
      2. magnocrat

        To see the human race for what it is, is very important. People hate generalisations but human nature is a general property.

        May 04, 2017
        1. stevehayes13

          I prefer actual evidence to biases and prejudices.

          May 05, 2017
  4. magnocrat

    With all the evidence you have gathered compared to my drop in the ocean I would have thought you might have moved on to explanations. It is the scientific method Steve.
    The main difference is the evidence is more dependable in science but even that can be false.

    May 05, 2017
    1. stevehayes13

      Evidence of?

      May 05, 2017