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Aug
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Tuesday 29th
posted by Morning Star in Britain

LEFT-WING campaigners against the European Union have attacked a fine imposed by the Electoral Commission as “petty, vindictive and disproportionate.”

The Lexit campaign faces a £500 penalty for late delivery of a financial return following last year’s EU referendum.

Lexit raised and spent less than £8,000 during the period of the campaign – contrasting with figures of up to £31 million registered by other participating organisations.

The umbrella group of left parties, campaigns and trade unionists called for a Leave vote on the grounds that the EU is an anti-democratic, pro-big business alliance of capitalist states. Lexit argued that constitutional rules set in Brussels demand permanent austerity and privatisation.

Lexit convener Alex Gordon said: “One late return containing not a single new piece of financial information doesn’t begin to compare to the habitual financial skullduggery that characterises much of Britain’s political party funding.”




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