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Electoral commission to appeal

As you may recall, the High Court ruled that the Electoral Commission had misunderstood the law surrounding donations during the EU Referendum.

Case overview

The High Court’s ruling is scathing, calling the Electoral Commission “unconstructive,” says it lacked “any rational basis,” was “arbitrary,” and its approach to the law is a “recipe for abuse of the spending restrictions.” Our director Jolyon Maugham QC, wrote a piece for The Guardian, which explains the implications of the ruling in further detail.