An end-of-year note from our Director, Kyle Taylor
I wanted to update you on our legal challenge to the Prime Minister’s refusal to hold a public inquiry into irregular and unlawful conduct during the EU referendum.
Our judicial review application has been submitted and a judge will soon be considering whether to grant permission for our case to go to the next stage: a full judicial review hearing where we will get to set out our case in full.
Our legal team, including leading public law barrister, Michael Fordham QC has set out a compelling case as to why it is unlawful for the Prime Minister’s not to properly consider holding a public inquiry. The Prime Minister’s approach so far has been to evade our reasonable questions and raise procedural arguments to avoid dealing with the substance of our case. We are confident the Court will see the force in our arguments and will allow our case to proceed so that these issues, which are of such importance to us all, can be properly argued in Court.
The Government is trying to avoid public scrutiny of the EU referendum campaign. Demand an inquiry with us now.
As the Government forges on with attempting to secure a Brexit deal amongst ever increasing gridlock and vitriol in Parliament, more voices are questioning how our democratic processes can be trusted until there is a proper investigation into the implications of the cheating and overspending which so compromised the EU Referendum.
We know that an inquiry now cannot change the referendum result but we need to show that cheating is not welcome in our democracy. We want an inquiry to properly and publicly consider what went wrong, to identify lessons for the future and to hold those responsible to account. Without this, what is to stop others from similarly corrupting our democratic process in the future?
Our legal arguments are sound and we have good prospects of taking our case to the next stage. We need you to share our case with everyone you know and keep up the fight to demand justice and fairness in our democratic processes.
More to come.
Director, Fair Vote UK