The Electoral commission dismisses claims the Remain campaign broke electoral law
In a statement, the Electoral Commision dismissed claims by Patel that the Britain Stronger in Europe campaign had been guilty of "joint working" with other Remain campaign groups.They also declined to open an investigation into whether the campaign had a "common plan" with other campaign groups, saying there was not sufficient evidence to justify a full investigation.
"The Commission has not been provided with, or found evidence for an investigation to be opened."Separately, the Commission has previously concluded that extracts from two books published since the referendum that describe daily telephone meetings of certain 'remain' campaigners and chaired by BSIE did not meet the threshold for an investigation to be opened. Evidence indicates that the meetings were advisory and did not involve or result in decisions on referendum spending."
The Commission also dismissed allegations that the Democratic Unionist Party had broken electoral law by engaging in "joint spending" with other organisations campaigning for Brexit.This is a developing story...Our Brexit Insider Facebook group is the best place for up-to-date news and analysis about Britain's departure from the EU, direct from Business Insider's political reporters. Join here.
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