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UK court rules against electoral watchdog in Brexit spending row

Friday, September 14, 2018

Britain’s electoral regulator misinterpreted the spending law when it allowed the main Brexit campaign to donate to a smaller, aligned group during the 2016 referendum campaign, London’s High Court ruled on Friday. Britain’s officially designated Brexit campaign group, Vote Leave, said the Electoral Commission had told the group it could donate to other Leave campaigners without having to count it against its own referendum expenses. But the High Court found…