On allotments and other earthy matters, in and around Stoke-on-Trent.
Thursday, 26 July 2018
Convoluted legal attacks on pro-Brexit campaigners are backfiring in a big way. Instead of a £20,000 fine being something to fear, it turns into a means of raising money for the cause. Darren Grimes was fined £20,000 effectively at the behest of the EU (on what sounds like very questionable grounds), but this fine fellow now has £42,000 raised to cover it — and there's still a month to go.
Update: he raised nearly £95,000 and totally won his case, being fully exonerated and with the judge ruling there was no case to answer and therefore no fine to pay. The Electoral Commission left the court in disgrace.