EU referendum: Row over government spending £9m on leaflets to every home

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.

Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-35984991

4 thoughts on “EU referendum: Row over government spending £9m on leaflets to every home

  1. The electoral commission are about to announce the official remain and leave campaigns. They have limits on how much they can spend. The government then breaks this limit by about £2 million, how can this be legal? The “Panama bar kid” will stop at nothing.

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  2. Questionable conduct and leaves a nasty taste in the mouth. It’s a desperate measure, but if we leave the EU, where’s all the cheap foreign labour going to come from that suppresses UK workers’ pay and keeps big business sweet?

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  3. Now come on chaps – you know that the politicians in power only have our best interests at heart.
    Why shouldn’t they use our own money to brainwash us ?
    After all, we are paying for the Behavioural Insights Team at No. 10 , so we want some value for our money. It’s only right.

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