EU referendum: Row over government spending £9m on leaflets to every home
A row has erupted over a £9m campaign to promote Britain’s EU membership, with Leave campaigners accusing ministers of misusing public funds.
Cabinet minister Michael Fallon said the leaflets, to be sent to every UK home, were a “moderate” response to a public demand for information.
But Leave campaigners are angry about what they see as biased propaganda.
Tory MP Liam Fox is to launch an online petition to stop the leaflets being sent to 27 million homes.
A separate petition launched by the Get Britain Out group has already gained more than 30,000 signatures – it needs 100,000 to be considered for a debate in Parliament.