The Electoral Commission have announced that they want to fine Leave.EU £70,000, with Arron Banks slamming the Commission as a “Blairite Swamp Creation”, saying that the announcement amounted to a “politically motivated attack on Brexit and the 17.4m people who defied the establishment to vote for an independent Britain“.
A press release made clear: “Leave.EU have informed the EC we will be challenging their findings through the courts and look forward to ‘robustly defending our position’. Our QC and legal team is ready to go.”
Leave.EU also say: “The total alleged overspend represents 1% of the short money limit and less than 0.1% of the total campaign finance spend and represents a risible attempt to portray the campaign as breaking the rules.”
When it comes to crazy conspiracy theories, the Electoral Commission themselves say: “The investigation found no evidence that Leave.EU received donations or paid-for services from Cambridge Analytica for its referendum campaigning and found that the relationship did not develop beyond initial scoping work.”
Arron Banks full statement reads: “The Electoral Commission is a ‘Blairite Swamp Creation’ packed full of establishment ‘Remoaners’ that couldn’t quite make it to the House of Lords, but managed to get their noses in the trough via appointment to public bodies like the Electoral Commission.
“We view the Electoral Commission announcement as a politically motivated attack on Brexit and the 17.4m people who defied the establishment to vote for an independent Britain.
“But don’t take my word for it.
“In the own words of the EC chairman, Sir John Holmes, ‘The Brexit Campaign was a panoply of Eurosceptic nonsense!’
“Other board members have weighed in with comments like, ‘Tony Blair was spot on when he declared Brexit was not inevitable’ and another commented that the young should not be bound by the result of the referendum.
“The EC went big game fishing and found a few ‘aged’ dead sardines on the beach. So much for the big conspiracy!
“What a shambles, we will see them in court.”