The way the Conservatives’ “battle bus” spending was recorded is being investigated [Image: Getty Images].

Today’s the day we find out whether the Crown Prosecution Service really works for justice – or for the Conservative Party.

After months of dragging their feet, police finally delivered files to the CPS on around 30 Tories – including MPs in the 2015-17 Parliament – earlier this year.

Now the CPS is preparing to announce its decision.

If it is to prosecute, then it could not come at a worse time for Theresa May’s party.

Already demoralised by a lacklustre campaign that has seen the unelected prime minister behaving like a tinpot dictator, refusing to meet the public and stage-managing campaign appearances – and still making a fool of herself – such a decision could be the beginning of the end for a political organisation that passed its ‘use-by’ date before the start of the 20th century, let alone the 21st.

Prosecutors are expected to announce on Wednesday whether Conservative politicians or officials will face charges for breaches of expenses rules.

The CPS is considering files sent by police following investigations in up to 27 constituencies.

It relates to claims some campaigning costs in the 2015 general election were wrongly recorded.

The Conservative Party has insisted administrative errors were to blame rather than any intention to deceive.

And it has said some of the spending was correctly declared.

Source: Conservative election expenses charging decision due – BBC News

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