The CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) has announced that no charges will be brought in all but one of the cases of Tory election expense fraud. This should surprise no one – it was always likely to be an Establishment-friendly decision, especially once Theresa May called a General Election.
That doesn’t make it any less scandalous. The Tories have already been fined the maximum £70,000 that the Electoral Commission (EC) could impose – and the head of the EC said she would have fined them far more had she been able to – so the fact that false declarations were made is established. The fact of Tory intent was inadvertently revealed by a Tory publication in interviews with Conservative figures crowing over their success.
It is what it is – every Labour supporter knows that we are fighting an Establishment that tends to close ranks to protect itself.
We must make…
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