Brexit Whistleblowers’ Lawyers: There is Evidence that Vote Leave Broke the Law

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On Monday, the lawyers for the whistleblowers of the Brexit campaign revealed that there was a prima facie case that the Vote Leave, a pro-Brexit campaign group, broke the election law during the EU referendum, according to a legal opinion by Bindmans, a law firm, which was seen by Reuters.

The lawyers stated: “We consider that there is a prima facie case that the following electoral offences were committed by Vote Leave in the EU referendum campaign and that these require urgent investigation,”

The lawyers enumerated the offences as authorising expenses that it believed to have known would exceed the spending limits of the election.

The lawyers stated: “We consider that there would be realistic prospects of convictions of these offences.”

A former director of Vote Leave, Dominic Cummings, has denied that his group broke any of the rules, saying that it had received permission from the Electoral Commission to make some donations in the run-up to the Brexit referendum.

In a post that was published on his blog, Cummings also said that the allegations were a part of an attempt by the supporters of the continued EU membership of Britain to overturn the decision of the referendum to leave the bloc.