The Lord Speaker has today emailed colleagues to warn them of the Chinese Communist Party’s attempts to spy on Parliament, with security services naming Christine Lee as a suspected saboteur. Lord McFall informs Lords that Lee has been engaging in “political interference activities” on behalf of the CCP. One sentence of the warning in particular has raised eyebrows:
“I should highlight the fact that Lee has facilitated financial donations to serving and aspiring Parliamentarians on behalf of foreign nationals based in Hong Kong and China. This facilitation was done covertly to mask the origins of the payments. This is clearly unacceptable behaviour and steps are being taken to ensure it ceases.”
Read the letter in full below:
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