Re: Dan 55
"The fact that Vote Leave received incorrect advice does not absolve them, they still have to follow the law and still have to be fined."
This is actually incorrect and its the spin vote leave put on the outcome of the case.
They actually recieved correct advice that they could donate money to other campaigns but they could not work in co-ordination with them.
They ignored that bit and thought they could launder money through Darren Grimes and no one would notice. The reality is, as all the evidence shows, they co-ordinated from the outset and they knew throughout that this went against the guidance the electoral commission gave them.
They lost the leave to appeal case yesterday as well as they have no realistic prospect of convincing the court they didn't coordinate.