Friday, 8 April 2016

Politics Home: Pro-EU campaign challenges Vote Leave to reject all public money after leaflet row

Politics Home: Pro-EU campaign challenges Vote Leave to reject all public money after leaflet row

"Britain Stronger in Europe, the main campaign pressing for a Remain vote in June, said today that Vote Leave will be “indulging in hypocritical point-scoring” unless it waives the right to a taxpayer-funded mailshot and £600,000 of public funding. Both of these perks are subject to it winning official designation from the Electoral Commission.

Britain Stronger in Europe executive director Will Straw said: “I presume, given your campaign’s statements, you believe that every penny of public money that would support your campaign could be better spent and that you will therefore refuse to accept this funding...

“Vote Leave must now make an unequivocal statement that they will refuse all public funding if it is designated the official leave campaign.

“If you will not, people will conclude that your campaign is indulging in hypocritical point-scoring because you are losing the argument about Britain’s future and don’t want the public to be aware of the Government’s view that our economic security, along with millions of jobs, would be at risk by a vote to leave Europe.”

Mr Straw noted that the No2AV campaign, which was also run by Vote Leave chief executive Matthew Elliott, had spent some £6.7m of public money in 2011."


The perfect response to the moaning of the Brexiteers.

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