Johnson ‘knew about Vote Leave’s illegal overspend’, says MP

Prime minister accused of ‘sitting on information’ after EU referendumBoris Johnson knew of Vote Leave’s overspend during the 2016 EU referendum, but appears to have failed to tell the authorities, according to explosive new claims from a senior...

Johnson ‘knew about Vote Leave’s illegal overspend’, says MP

Prime minister accused of ‘sitting on information’ after EU referendum

Boris Johnson knew of Vote Leave’s overspend during the 2016 EU referendum, but appears to have failed to tell the authorities, according to explosive new claims from a senior MP. The payment was subsequently ruled to be illegal.

Ian Lucas revealed that he has seen correspondence obtained during the parliamentary inquiry into disinformation and democracy which showed that Johnson’s most senior aide, Dominic Cummings, told the Electoral Commission that the prime minister, and his cabinet colleague Michael Gove, knew of the overspend by the pro-Brexit organisation.

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