Electoral body rejects claim by Vote Leave that it allowed donations | Politics | The Guardian

Dominic Cummings, former campaign director for Vote Leave. Photograph: David Levenson/Getty Images

The more we learn about the EU referendum, the more corrupt it seems.

How long do we have to wait for the result to be declared void?

Or are we governed by people so corrupt they would actually prefer to condemn us all to the economic nightmare that Brexit promises to be?

Vote Leave, the official campaign to quit the EU, faces fresh questions over controversial payments it made to other anti-Europe movements during its successful referendum battle.

The Electoral Commission has denied a claim by Vote Leave’s chief strategist, Dominic Cummings, that it had given them “a letter of permission” to make the donations to other campaigns, which are now under investigation.

The commission announced a new investigation last week into donations Vote Leave made of £625,000 to BeLeave and £100,000 to Veterans for Britain, and whether the officially sanctioned organisation had exceeded its official spending limits.

Cummings had previously claimed that the Electoral Commission gave them permission “in writing” to make the donations. However, following months of Freedom of Information requests, the commission has now said it had no record of it. It said it had looked at all correspondence between Cummings/Vote Leave and the commission during the regulated period of the referendum (from April to June) and said: “We can’t find any record of any exchange with us on the subject of donations from that period.”

Source: Electoral body rejects claim by Vote Leave that it allowed donations | Politics | The Guardian


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6 thoughts on “Electoral body rejects claim by Vote Leave that it allowed donations | Politics | The Guardian

  1. NMac

    This should not be left to the Electoral Commission. It should be thoroughly and robustly investigated by the Fraud Squad.

  2. Neilth

    So the Brexit(d)iota, whose whole xenophobic campaign was based on lies and misinformation meant to appeal to the fears and prejudices of an ill informed electorate have been revealed as electoral fraudsters as well. Quel Surprise!

  3. Barry Davies

    Just because remain broke the rules by sending out the pro eu propaganda pamphlet “true facts” which was neither true nor factual, using taxpayers monies on top of the amount they were allowed to spend on pro eu propaganda, there is no reason to re run the referendum at huge cost to the UK because the cheating failed to prosper.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Remain didn’t put out the pamphlet you mention. That was the Tory government – including many of the same Tories who are now pushing Brexit for all they’re worth. Doesn’t that seem fishy to you? Clearly they have seen something in it for themselves, which means trouble for you and me.
      The cheats won’t prosper – Brexit will hit most of the liars as much as the rest of us. The liars were principally on the ‘Leave’ side, of course.

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