The SKWAWKBOX

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Last night, Channel 4 News’ Head of Communications announced that the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) – police have already been investigating around thirty alleged cases of electoral fraud by Tory MPs and electoral agents – are looking at commencing prosecutions against ‘over 30’ individuals:

cps 30The SKWAWKBOX has shown a number of ‘smoking guns’ in which the Tories’ own words appear to indicate that they knew their spending on their ‘battle bus’ and special campaign measures targeting key seats were local expenditure and not national, which pushed their spending over the legal limit for local campaign spending – and that ‘intent’ in any case is not a factor in the illegality of such actions.

It seems the police and CPS agreed.

The decisions on the prosecutions are due within a few weeks, although Channel 4’s Michael Crick wondered aloud whether the General Election announcment might cause the CPS difficulty in proceeding:

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