Saturday, September 24

The Swiss Connection

Swiss expatriots causing disruption to the UK's smaller political parties is nothing new. The problem has now surfaced in the political policy free zone of the Liberal Democrats (Lib-Dems), who spent a record of £6 million at the last General Election.
Swiss based financier Michael Brown donated £2.4 million to the Lib-Dems. The problem is that Mr Brown is not registered to vote in the UK (or the EU) and the nature of the donation is probably in breach of UK election law.
The Election Commission will this week decide whether the handout breaks rules on donations from outside the country. If the money has to be handed back the Lib-Dems will face a major financial crisis.

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