Response from Lord Newby on the news that Vote Leave broke electoral law
Today the Electoral Commission ruled on what we all knew - Leave cheated.
Vote Leave have been fined £60,000 for incomplete and inaccurate expenses and for working jointly with pro-Brexit group BeLeave – and using this to get around their spending ceiling of £7 million.
And, lest we forget, the referendum result was just 51.9% for Leave and 48.1% for Remain.
It is now clearer than ever that we need a vote on the final deal that Theresa May brings back from Brussels.
A vote where everyone plays by the rules.
One where there is a clear deal on the table for the British public to accept or reject.
And most importantly - a vote with an option to Remain in the EU.
Dick Newby - Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords