Vote Leave, the official Brexit campaign led by Michael Gove and Boris Johnson, has been fined £61,000 and referred to the police after an Electoral Commission probe said it broke electoral law. They found it got round spending limits by funnelling cash through pro-Brexit youth group BeLeave.
The founder of BeLeave, Darren Grimes, has been fined £20,000 and referred to the police, along with Vote Leave official David Halsall. Vote Leave said the “wholly inaccurate” report was politically motivated.
However, the silence amongst the MSM this week towards the Remain side and their behaviour during the referendum has been deafening! Vote Leave is accused of directing money towards a campaign called BeLeave as it was about to hit its spending limits. It can be revealed that the Remain campaign did this with over FIVE other organisations!
DDB UK Ltd received £191,000 in donations. They registered as an independent campaign on 25 May 2016, less than a month before the referendum.
Best for our Future registered as a permitted participant on 27 May 2016, less than a month before the referendum. Over £424,000 flooded in
The In Crowd registered on 10 June 2016 with 2 weeks left to the vote and pocketed £76,000 in donations.
Virgin Management Ltd (part of Richard Branson’s empire) registered as a permitted participant on 3 June 2016, less than three weeks before the referendum. It received £210,000 in donations.
- Wake Up And Vote became a permitted participant on 24 May 2016 which was less than a month to go and ended up raising £100,000
Most people in the UK agree that there is something wrong with the funding model of political parties. The Tories bring in tens of millions from a select handful of individuals whilst the Labour party is beholden to Unite and other trade unions.
It is also forgotten that the Remain campaign significantly outspent that of Leave yet of course lost! Most of this money is spent on overpaid staffers and consultants. The hypocrisy of the MSM on this issue is palpable. It has been everywhere about Vote Leave yet the evidence here also states Remain was doing the same. The only conclusion that can be drawn is that the MSM are doing this in order to undermine the democratic vote to Leave the EU!