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Brexit campaigners broke the law, now they must face the consequences

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It is a big step to take legal action against the police, but I have joined a group of politicians in doing just that.

The issue is something which strikes at the heart of our democracy: politicians breaking the law to get the results they want – in this case, the UK leaving the European Union.

Those of us who have decided to action are not a group of Remoaners, trying to get the Brexit result overturned. We come from different political parties and from both Remain and Leave camps, but we are united in a deep dismay that our electoral laws were broken in what was the most important vote in this country for decades.

The law-breaking is not in doubt; the official regulator, the Electoral Commission, has fined two main pro-Brexit campaigns – Vote Leave and Leave.EU – and been strongly critical of both.

Vote Leave was fined £61,000 for breaking spending limits. This was the campaign which was fronted by several government ministers, including the man who is now the front-runner to be our next prime minister, Boris Johnson.

Vote Leave’s........

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