Investigation of Vote Leave seeking legal advice from CPS

It is, I think, worth highlighting that Open Democracy has just disclosed that:

After nearly 16 months of investigating Vote Leave, the Metropolitan Police Service handed a file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service last month. The initial formal referral by the police means they are now seeking legal advice from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) on how to further build their case against Vote Leave, and where they need further evidence to advance the prospect of charges being brought. Vote Leave have always denied any wrongdoing.

the article continues:

….the Met’s decision to make a formal referral to the CPS on its Vote Leave inquiries is potentially highly damaging for those associated with its governance.

Alongside the leading roles of Johnson and Cummings, others involved in Vote Leave included the former Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary, Michael Gove; the leader of the European Research group of MPs, Steve Baker; Nigel Dodds, the DUP MP for Belfast North; the Home Secretary, Priti Patel; the Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab; and the Environment Secretary, Theresa Villiers.

This is a roll call of a worrying proprotion of the present cabinet, including the Prime Minister and his chief advisor.

Caroline Lucas is right when she says “It’s hard to imagine a more serious matter for our democracy. “


  1. Richard Bond -

    If that lot were to share a cell, I’d watch reality TV for the first time.

    1. Peter May -

      I fear I would too!

      1. Andrew Dickie -

        A case of “Lord of the Flies” with grown-up (well, of full age, at least) schoolboys.

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