The official Vote Leave campaign spent more than £2.7m on targeting ads at specific groups of people on Facebook - helping it to win the 2016 EU referendum.
BREXIT DISASTER CAPITALISM £8 Billion Bet on No Deal Crash-Out by Boris Johnson's Leave Backers 11/09/2019
While the Prime Minister defies the law and insists Britain will leave the European Union on 31 October, his backers stand to make billions out of the disaster.
Dominic Cummings to be Boris Johnson’s senior adviser, despite being found in contempt of parliament 24/07/2019
Vote Leave campaign chief – the brains behind the notorious ‘£350m-a-week for the NHS’ claim – to be taken into No 10.
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.
Far-right activist claimed he helped with Boris Johnson’s resignation speech as foreign secretary.
In March last year, Dominic Cummings, former Campaign Director of Vote Leave, warned that after Brexit happens “we’ll be coming for the ECHR… and we’ll win that by more than 52-48…” For anyone who has paid attention to the public debate over the Human Rights Act (HRA) and European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in the past decade, those were chilling words.
Legal bid driven by concerns that process had been halted by ‘political sensitivities’. / A group including three MPs has begun a legal bid to challenge police over delays to the investigation into alleged offences by leave campaigners in the Brexit referendum.
The police force investigating alleged breaches of election law by Leave campaigners during the EU referendum could decide if they believe any offences were committed "within weeks".
‘Boris Johnson and Michael Gove Must Have Known About Illegality’: Why the Two Vote Leave Leaders are a Threat to Democracy 04/06/2019
Shahmir Sanni co-founded BeLeave, an offshoot of the Vote Leave campaign, during the EU Referendum. He turned whistleblower last year when he exposed its law-breaking. Here he reveals how two of the contenders to replace Theresa May cannot absolve themselves of responsibility.
Did the unfounded claim that Turkey was about to join the EU swing the Brexit referendum? 15/02/2018
Even in 2016 – before Turkey’s latest turn towards authoritarianism – the chances of the country joining the EU before 2030 were remote. Yet this did not prevent Vote Leave from claiming during the UK’s EU referendum campaign that Turkey was poised to join.
Carole Cadwalladr digs into one of the most perplexing events in recent times: the UK's super-close 2016 vote to leave the European Union. Tracking the result to a barrage of misleading Facebook ads targeted at vulnerable Brexit swing voters -- and linking the same players and tactics to the 2016 US presidential election -- Cadwalladr calls out the "gods of Silicon Valley" ...
THERESA May is “hiding” from taking action on claims of electoral fraud against the Vote Leave Brexit campaign, according to a Glasgow MP. / Stewart McDonald, Glasgow South SNP MP had written to the Prime Minister seeking a judge led inquiry to investigate the allegations of fraud.
The UK’s Electoral Commission has published the results of a near nine-month-long investigation into Brexit referendum spending and has found that the official Vote Leave campaign broke the law by breaching election campaign spending limits.
Former Labour MP Gisela Stuart has said the Vote Leave campaign cannot prove its innocence in an appeal about breaking electoral law - because it has destroyed all of the data.
Blowing the whistle on Brexit 04/04/2019
In 2018, Shahmir Sanni alleged to the Observer that Vote Leave had broken electoral law by purporting to donate £625,000 to a youth group, BeLeave, but instead funnelled it directly to its data and ad-targeting firm AggregateIQ.
Michael Gove and Boris Johnson also among key figures facing growing calls to account for campaign’s illegal behaviour.
Group was fined £61,000 after Electoral Commission ruled it overspent on 2016 Brexit push.
Dominic Cummings: Vote Leave chief found in contempt of parliament over refusal to give evidence to 'fake news' inquiry 27/03/2019
MPs warn Cummings' behaviour highlights weaknesses in parliament’s ability to force witnesses to attend hearings - and to punish those who stay away.
Vote Leave has been fined £40,000 for sending thousands of unsolicited text messages in the run-up to the EU referendum.
The official Brexit campaign has been fined £40,000 for sending thousands of unsolicited text messages during the 2016 referendum campaign.
Brexit campaign group Vote Leave has been fined £61,000 and referred to the police after an Electoral Commission probe said it broke electoral law. / The watchdog said it exceeded its £7m spending limit by funnelling £675,315 through pro-Brexit youth group BeLeave.
The Electoral Commission, charged by parliament with ensuring the 2016 EU referendum was fair, unlawfully tilted the playing field in favour of leave. That’s the striking consequence of a high court decision from this morning.
"Brexit Referendum Was Corruptly Won, But Result Stands Thanks To Loophole" - Jessica Simor 25/02/2019
The EU referendum was won based on a corrupt campaign, but the courts can't void the result because the referendum only advisory, according to the barrister who took the government to court.