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    MP Craig Mackinlay cleared of election expenses fraud

    The BBC reports Conservative MP Craig Mackinlay was accused of falsifying declarations in the 2015 general election.


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    Quote Originally Posted by stevectaylor View Post
    The BBC reports Conservative MP Craig Mackinlay was accused of falsifying declarations in the 2015 general election.


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    Yet another reason not to vote conservative. If their MPs can't even fiddle their expenses what use are they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borchester View Post
    Yet another reason not to vote conservative. If their MPs can't even fiddle their expenses what use are they?
    That giggle did me good!!
    My vote counts just as much as your's xx

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    now this is really strange one. the guy has been cleared, and in the flotsam and jetsam underneath the article is a link to a page where is agent was cleared.

    yet but another member of his staff has been convicted of assisting the crime

    so the crime was committed

    Now, speaking as someone who has filled in several of these damn forms, both in my own recognisance and as an agent for another person, I can attest to the fact that either your agent fills it in and takes responsibility for the information, or you fill it in and take that responsibility. There is no third way, it is a tick box on the form.

    Either one of these acquitted scum is guilty and should face the sort of retrial blair arranged with the removal of the double jeopardy clause, allowing the state to keep trying those they want convicted until the jury gives the result they want (a bit like referendums) OR this member of staff has been heinously wronged.
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    Lord Clyde: "Ayrshire Pullman Motor Services V Inland Revenue, 1929"

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