Leave.EU launch appeal, will see Electoral Commission in court

Pro-Brexit group Leave.EU have announced that they are appealing against the Electoral Commission and will see them in court.

It comes after ElCom slapped a £70,000 fine on the group, in what Arron Banks described as a “politically motivated attack on Brexit and the 17.4m people who defied the establishment to vote for an independent Britain“.

In a statement, they said: “Leave.EU is striking back at the scheming Electoral Commission lying at the centre of the anti-Brexit campaign.

“In April of this year, we received notice of a £70,000 fine from the Electoral Commission in relation to five “offences”, each one extending electoral law beyond its limits.

“The fines, set at the absolute maximum, follow two exhaustive investigations, the first of which ludicrously tried to find evidence of financial backing by the Kremlin.

“Dubious credit to the imaginative Commissioners and their minions for confecting something out of less than zero.

“We look forward to seeing their representatives in Court.

“Brexit will not be beaten, and neither will Leave.EU.”

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