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MPs say snap general election is to distract from expenses scandal – CPS to prosecute Tory MPs

Several MPs have claimed that the snap general election Theresa May has called for is a distraction from the Conservatives’ expenses scandal.[1]

Channel 4 News has reported that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is considering criminal charges against a raft of conservative MPs and their agents over their expenses in the last general election. This has followed a year-long investigation by Channel 4 News,[2] who have launched a website specific to this investigation,[3] http://electionexpenses.co.uk/.

15 police forces across the country have passed on files to the CPS concerning the election scandal, with the CPS considering charges against more than 30 individuals.

Theresa May’s working majority in the House of Commons is only 17, and as a result many—including MPs—have suggested her calling the snap general election is connected to distraction or protection from criminal convictions and the scandal in general.

https://twitter.com/DavidLammy/status/854415753952587777

The CPS has announced that it will indeed be announcing prosecutions before the snap general election, in which case Tory MPs face being prosecuted whilst they are fighting the election campaign.[4]

Source: www.islam21c.com

Notes:

[1] http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/theresa-may-general-election-expenses-scandal-distract-schedule-mps-tory-party-paul-nuttall-david-a7690106.html

[2] https://www.channel4.com/news/exclusive-cps-considering-charges-against-over-30-people-including-tory-mps-over-expenses

[3] http://electionexpenses.co.uk/

[4] http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tory-election-fraud-prosecutions-cps-election-campaign-result-overturn-battle-bus-a7689801.html

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  1. “The CPS is currently reviewing the evidence and considering whether to charge the MPs with breaking the election spending limits, which are put in place to prevent those with wealthy backers from gaining an UNFAIR ADVANTAGE during general elections.” [http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/tory-election-fraud-prosecutions-cps-election-campaign-result-overturn-battle-bus-a7689801.html]

    What does the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) say about this?

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