The Electoral Commission has lost in court against Arron Banks in what to many appears to be an attack on those who funded and promoted Brexit at the 2016 EU referendum. Will heads roll at the Commission now?
The Pavlovic Today has obtained a court order of the reached settlement between the Electoral Commission and Arron Banks and Liz Bilney, the CEO of Leave.EU.
Court order lays out the amicable terms of settlement of a complaint raised by Arron Banks and Liz Bilney over the Electoral Commission's announcement on 1 November 2018 of its referral of Mr. Banks and Ms. Bilney who chaired the Leave.EU campaign to the National Crime Agency for further investigation over possible electoral offenses in connection with the UK's 2016 EU referendum.
The Electoral Commission confirmed that it accepts the National Crime Agency's (NCA) conclusions that it found no evidence of any criminal offenses committed by Banks and/or Bilney.
The Electoral Commission considers it was right to refer this matter to the NCA for further investigation, but confirms that it accepts (a) the NCA’s conclusions that it found no evidence that any criminal offences have been committed under PPERA or company law by Mr Banks or Ms Bilney; and (b) the NCA had not received any evidence to suggest that Mr Banks or his companies received funding from any third party to fund the loans, or that he acted as an agent on behalf of a third party...
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