BREAKING: Pro-EU campaign group fined thousands over EU referendum spending


Open Britain who was formally known as ‘Britain Stronger In Europe’ during the EU referendum campaign has been fined by the electoral commission.

Open Britain and the Liberal Democrats have both received a fine by the EC.

Open Britain “failed to deliver a complete and accurate spending return for the EU referendum” and fined £1,250.

The Liberal Democrats were fined £18k after the Electoral Commission found “that found the party failed to deliver a complete and accurate spending return as a permitted participant at the EU Referendum”. The amount is close to the maximum fine of £20,000.

According to a statement issued by the electoral commision:

“Open Britain (formerly known as Britain Stronger in Europe) has been fined £1,250 for failing to deliver a complete and accurate spending return for the EU Referendum. The organisation was fined £1,000 because some payments were reported in aggregate rather than as individual payments, and a further £250 in relation to three invoices that were not provided. Open Britain has now paid the total fine.”

And for the Lib Dems

“The total sum, which nears the Commission’s maximum individual fine of £20,000, is made up of two fines. The first fine, of £17,000, was imposed for failing to provide acceptable invoices or receipts for 80 payments with a total value of more than £80,000. In some cases no invoices or receipts were provided at all, and in others some were provided which were inadequate, such as credit card statements, or were incomplete. The second fine, of £1,000, was issued because some payments were reported in aggregate rather than as individual payments. The deadline for payment is 3 January 2018.”

Man fined for displaying Union Jack in his garden, council sends in BAILIFFS

A man on Facebook has reported that his local council fined him for displaying a Union Jack flag in his front garden – he then added that the council sent BAILIFFS to his home to collect payment.

Facebook user Steven Ramsey posted an image of an enforcement notice that had been delivered by a bailiff, and it has now been shared more than 1750 times since July 18th.

If this is true, it is an outrageous move by Coventry City Council.

How on earth can it be illegal to fly your own country’s flag in your front garden.

The post in question stated:

Steven Ramsey / Facebook

This morning a chap I have never met knocked on my door to show me this notice for payment.

Of a fine totalling over £400 for displaying a UNION JACK in his window this was delivered by a debt collecting agency on behalf of COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL and because I FLY THE FLAG OF MY COUNTY in my front garden he had come to warn me.

I find this disgusting, who does the council think it is, that it can NOT ONLY PREVENT BUT FINE SOMEONE for showing PRIDE AND BELIEF in ones country.

Let’s speculate what what would have happened if say a flag of a foreign country had been displayed, I will let you choose which country.

NOTHING would have happened WHY you may ask, it is because the only flag that upsets people (woolly bonkers minded liberals and their ilk) is the flag that we should ALL be proud to show THE UNION FLAG.

This chap is refusing to remove the flag or to pay the fine, which in my opinion is the ONLY course of action any TRUE BRIT could take.

I hope that you will share this with you friend and join with me in condemning our ANTI BRITISH COUNCIL.

I hope that you will remember this at the next election and vote accordingly.

Thank you

**Small edits have been made to this post for readability**

You can see the original Facebook post here.

This story is usually the mad kind of thing that crops up then the World Cup or the Euros kick off, but surely it doesn’t genuinely offend anybody.