Whatever our free and fearless press put on their front pages tomorrow, the right-leaning ones will be steering clear of one story that could be very bad news for alleged Prime Minister Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, his chief polecat Dominic Cummings, his pal Michael “Oiky” Gove, and indeed the entire Conservative Party. Because Bozo The Clown and Polecat Dom just got referred to the Crown Prosecution Service.
You read that right: the Vote Leave campaign, to the embarrassment of Fiona Bruce, Isabel Oakeshott and Mentorn Media (the outfit that produces Question Time for the BBC), has been referred by the Metropolitan Police to the CPS. And Vote Leave means Bozo, Polecat Dom, Gove and many others. Adam Ramsay of Open Democracy has more.
“The Metropolitan Police have passed a file of criminal evidence against [Boris Johnson] and Dominic Cummings' Vote Leave campaign to the Crown Prosecution Service … we got a tranche of Electoral Commission internal emails which revealed they had thought the Vote Leave/Darren Grimes relationship probably broke the rules. But they'd decided not to investigate … This came on the back of stories by [Carole Cadwalladr] and [Jim Waterson] who had revealed the extraordinary donation from Vote Leave to Grimes's wee outfit”.
And more: “it led to [Jolyon Maugham] bringing a case calling on the Electoral Commission re-opening their investigation, which the commission then did … One of the things the Electoral Commission emails had revealed was that the 'donation' to Darren Grimes's BeLeave almost all went direct to the Canadian data company AggregateIQ … In March 2018, [Shahmir Sanni] blew the whistle speaking to [Carole Cadwalladr] about the exact nature of the relationship between Vote Leave, BeLeave and AggregateIQ”.
The conclusion was “In July 2018, the Electoral Commission ruled that Vote Leave had broken the law - overspending by funnelling money through BeLeave … Vote Leave were referred to the Metropolitan Police by the Electoral Commission. But months later, nothing seemed to be happening”. Now it has happened. Which means one thing.
Carole Cadwalladr was right. And Arron Banks, Andy Wigmore, Andrew Neil, Isabel Oakeshott, the perpetually thirsty Paul Staines and his rabble at the Guido Fawkes blog, Nigel Farage, Matthew Elliott, and yes, Laura Kuenssberg, along with the rest of the broadcasters who didn’t give the story due prominence, are all plain flat wrong.
You can read Ramsay’s article HERE. Green MEP Molly Scott Cato responded “Glad to see Met Police have taken action against Vote Leave … They have enough evidence to consider criminal prosecution of campaign run by Johnson and Cummings … Pleased to have been involved in judicial review proceedings to ensure this action”.
And Shahmir Sanni, who was viciously outed by Stephen Parkinson, now ennobled by his Tory masters, added “Holy shit. I can’t believe it. The Metropolitan Police have passed on the evidence I and other whistleblowers provided against Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings & Vote Leave to the Crown Prosecution Service. This is huge. Thank you for your support & believing in us”. He may yet have his day in the spotlight.
As Winshton once put it, “This may not be the end. It may not even be the beginning of the end. But it may be the end of the beginning”. Maybe they won’t get away with it after all.
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