If #Mackinley, why not the others? #ToryElectoralFraud (video) #GE17

Maybe he’s the sacrificial lamb?

Or, he’s crossed swords with a Tory Grandee?

The SKWAWKBOX

The CPS decision today to charge Tory MP (now candidate) Craig Mackinlay and two of his helpers with electoral fraud offences relating to their spending returns for the 2015 General Election is welcome. But it raises huge questions about the decision not to charge the remaining 30 or so then-MPs and their electoral agents for the same behaviour.

mackinlay bbc.pngEarlier this month, the CPS announced that no further action would be taken against the majority of those under investigation for alleged electoral expense fraud. Only the South Thanet case relating to Mackinlay and two others was still under review – and today’s announcement shows that they have a case to answer.

But if that is so, why don’t the rest of the thirty or so people originally under investigation in what many think was a key reason Theresa May called an early election? What’s special about Mackinlay’s case? Was it somehow…

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