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Meet the election fraud claim after the Tories 'made the Brexit Party candidate step down'



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Scotland Yard assessed two counts of electoral fraud after claiming the Tories offered a peerage to senior Brexit Party figures to persuade them to step down in the General Election.

Lord Falconer wrote a letter to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner and Director of Public Prosecution yesterday to request an inquiry into what he said was a "very serious accusation."

The former Labor chancellor said the Labor must be investigated as an urgent matter and must be seen by the police to maintain public confidence in the integrity of the election.

Ann Widdecombe is ready to 'swear by the Bible' that he was offered a role in the next phase of the Brexit negotiations

Ann Widdecombe is ready to 'swear by the Bible' that he was offered a role in the next phase of the Brexit negotiations

The Prime Minister acknowledges that there may be a 'conversation' between senior Tories and people in the Brexit Party, but firmly denied there was an offer from the nobility, saying that 'not like the way we operate'

His letters to Dame Cressida Dick and Max Hill QC refer to Nigel Farage's claim that he and eight other senior figures in the Brexit Party were offered peerage.

And Ann Widdecombe spoke at LBC today to reveal that she was ready to 'swear by the Bible' that he had been offered a role in the next phase of the Brexit accusation.

Candidates for the Brexit Party for Peterborough, Mike Greene, are also suspected of being offered an unpaid role in education in the hope that he will stand aside – according to Conservative sources reported by the BBC.

Lord Falconer wrote to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner and Director of Public Prosecution asking for an inquiry into what he said was a 'very serious accusation'

Lord Falconer wrote to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner and Director of Public Prosecution asking for an inquiry into what he said was a 'very serious accusation'

The Metropolitan Police said: 'MPS has received two counts of election fraud and malpractice in connection with the 2019 General Election.

The MPS special investigation team is responsible for investigating all of these criminal allegations. Both charges are currently being assessed.

"MPS will not comment on individual cases."

Mr. Farage has claimed he has repeatedly been offered a seat at the House of Lords in an attempt to persuade him to 'leave quietly'.

He said that when that failed, the people who worked 'deep in Number 10' had tried to cut him off, went straight to senior Brexit Party figures and suggested eight of them could be partners if they could persuade him to attract more candidates.

Commenting on the letter on BBC Today, BBC Radio 4, Michael Gove said, "I really respect Charlie Falconer (Lord Falconer), but I think this sounds absurd to me." Pictured is Boris Johnson today at Mansfield

Commenting on the letter on BBC Today, BBC Radio 4, Michael Gove said, "I really respect Charlie Falconer (Lord Falconer), but I think this sounds absurd to me." Pictured is Boris Johnson today at Mansfield

His letters to Dame Cressida Dick and Max Hill QC refer to Nigel Farage's claim that he and eight other senior figures in the Brexit Party were offered peerage

His letters to Dame Cressida Dick and Max Hill QC refer to Nigel Farage's claim that he and eight other senior figures in the Brexit Party were offered peerage

In his letter, senior colleague Lord Falconer wrote: 'I want to convey to you as a matter of urgency, a number of recent reports in which senior figures in the Brexit Party alleged that some of their candidates had been approached by the Conservative Party in an attempt to persuade them to withdraw their candidates from the upcoming General Election. & # 39;

He added: "I believe this accusation raises serious questions about the integrity of the upcoming General Election, and in particular whether senior people in CCHQ or No. 10 have violated two parts of the Representation of the 1983 People's Law."

He then quoted portions of the Act that referred to 'bribery' and 'corrupt', which encourages or makes someone withdraw from becoming a candidate in the election.

Commenting on the letter on BBC Today, BBC Radio 4, Michael Gove said, "I really respect Charlie Falconer (Lord Falconer), but I think this sounds absurd to me."

Lord Falconer said that because violations of the 1983 Act might have occurred, he 'officially asked the Director of Public Prosecution to institutionalize the necessary investigations and start prosecutions as he thought appropriate'.

Lord Falconer said that because violations of the 1983 Act might have occurred, he 'officially asked the Director of Public Prosecution to institutionalize the necessary investigations and initiate prosecutions as he deemed appropriate'.

Lord Falconer said that because violations of the 1983 Act might have occurred, he 'officially asked the Director of Public Prosecution to institutionalize the necessary investigations and initiate prosecutions as he deemed appropriate'.

The Prime Minister acknowledges that there may be a 'conversation' between senior Tories and people in the Brexit Party, but firmly denies there has been an offer of a peerage, saying that 'that's not the way we operate'.

Lord Falconer said: "This is a very serious allegation that the DPP must, in accordance with its duties as a negotiator, fully investigate it as an urgent matter.

"In addition, to maintain public confidence in the integrity of our election process and this election, it is very important that the Metropolitan Police also examine these allegations."

Brexit Party leaders have said they will not fight 317 seats won by the Conservatives in the 2017 elections

Brexit Party leaders have said they will not fight 317 seats won by the Conservatives in the 2017 elections

The dispute comes amid mounting pressure on Farage ahead of the closing nominations on Thursday to resign Brexit Party candidates in all but a few dozen constituencies to avoid pro-Leave vote separation.

Brexit Party leaders have said they will not fight 317 seats won by the Conservatives in the 2017 elections.

The suspicion that each Brexit Party candidate came under pressure to stand aside was higher after the candidate for Dudley North announced he would not run.

Rupert Lowe, MEP of the Brexit Party and former chairman of Southampton FC, revealed his decision when the nominations were closed – meaning it was too late for the party to propose alternatives.

Lord Falconer's letter includes the mention of Ann Widdecombe, a former Tory MP who now represents the Brexit Party at Plymouth Sutton and Devonport.

Widdecombe said he was offered a role in the Brexit negotiations if he was ready to stand aside.

Pressed on Ms Widdecombe's claims, Mr Gove said: "I haven't talked to Ann and I don't know anyone who has talked to Ann for months now."

Commenting on whether he has asked anyone in the Conservative Party whether the claim is true, Gove said: "I think the Prime Minister is very clear that we are not involved in the pact, negotiations – the decision for the Brexit Party to stand up. I understand, this is a one-sided decision was taken because the Brexit Party leadership recognized that if they stood in various seats, they would jeopardize the chances of a majority Conservative government.

MEP's Ben Habib Brexit Party was asked about the allegations that the Tories had offered jobs and peerage to the Brexit Party in exchange for their resignation in the election.

Widdecombe said he was offered a role in the Brexit negotiations if he was ready to stand aside. Pictured is Jeremy Corbyn arriving for the meeting of clause V about the manifesto at Savoy Place in London

Widdecombe said he was offered a role in the Brexit negotiations if he was ready to stand aside. Pictured is Jeremy Corbyn arriving for the meeting of clause V about the manifesto at Savoy Place in London

Pictured is Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell arriving for the meeting of Labor V clause at the manifesto at Savoy Place in London

Pictured is Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell arriving for the meeting of Labor V clause at the manifesto at Savoy Place in London

Asked whether the claim was true, Mr. Habib laughed when he said, "Unfortunately, there is no job offered to me."

But he added: "I am aware that a number of my colleagues have been suppressed. Ann Widdecombe, for example, was offered a kind of negotiating position with the Tory Party, from Number 10, someone from Number 10 called Ann.

"And I know there is a lot of conversation going on, and discussion, and pressure has been brought to bear."

He said he could not say how many people had been pressured.

Asked about the Conservative Party's refusal, and whether his comments were the same as saying that the Tories lied when they denied the claim, Mr. Habib said: "Well I say they are economical with certainty. Right. It has gone on. Without a shadow of doubt. '

The Prime Minister has campaigned at Mansfield today in an effort to get more votes for the upcoming election.

When he arrived at the first house on Millersdale Avenue, Lucy Camm said, 'Dear God, I can't believe you are outside my mother and father's house. I do not believe you are in our way. "

The Prime Minister has campaigned at Mansfield today in an effort to get more votes for the upcoming election

The Prime Minister has campaigned at Mansfield today in an effort to get more votes for the upcoming election

He added: "You definitely get our votes. We don't like Jeremy (Corbyn).

Susan Kitchen, 71, responded at the third property she visited and said after that her heart would be '10 to a dozen' and she'll really surprised 'see the PM, which he quizzes on Brexit.

He said: 'I told him that I was worried about the agreement he had made and asked him specifically whether their law could override our law because that was what I heard.

"He said no, absolutely not, so I told him that if you were wrong, I would write you a letter – and it wouldn't be fun."

A time crisis for Corbyn because she had to decide on Labor's immigration policy today amid claims she would step down on full freedom of movement to increase support at the heart of the party.

Jeremy Corbyn is under pressure to make a clear commitment Labor's immigration policy as a party manifesto was completed today.

The previous Labor leader fought for a 'fair immigration process' which can include seeing whether freedom of movement will continue if Britain leaves the EU.

But he will now step down to increase support at the heart of a vulnerable party despite the possibility of a backlash among grassroots activists who are campaigning for policy adoption.

Jeremy Corbyn (pictured arriving at the meeting of Clause V) under pressure to make a clear commitment about Labor immigration policy

The previous Labor leader swore that the manifesto would 'drop your socks' but he has since been left to deal with friction within the party due to a number of major problems

The previous Labor leader swore that the manifesto would 'drop your socks' but he has since been left to deal with friction within the party due to a number of major problems

Labor leaders swear that the manifesto will 'drop your socks' and now meets with his shadow cabinet, trade unions, affiliated organizations and national policy forums to finalize the latest details in London.

He was accompanied by shadow chancellor John McDonnell.

The leader of Unite the Union, Len McCluskey, arrived moments later and approached the protesters to support the free movement at the entrance.

McCluskey shouted at them, "I will support the free movement, and I support migrant workers."

Immigration has resurfaced as one of the General Election battlefields and will be one of the discussions at the meeting 'Clause V' today.

Mr Corbyn faced the front bench after claims that the draft version of Labour's manifestations contained a commitment to freedom of movement, according to The Daily Telegraph.

Shadow house secretary Diane Abbott was welcomed by pro-immigration protesters when she arrived for a meeting at the manifesto at Savoy Place in London

Shadow house secretary Diane Abbott was welcomed by pro-immigration protesters when she arrived for a meeting at the manifesto at Savoy Place in London

One pro-immigration campaigner holds the sign outside the meeting of the Labor manifesto which says: 'Unity of the working class means fighting racial divisions and government. Maintain free movement. Movement for justice

One pro-immigration campaigner holds the sign outside the meeting of the Labor manifesto which says: 'Unity of the working class means fighting racial divisions and government. Maintain free movement. Movement for justice

The newspaper quoted a shadow cabinet source as saying: 'If we maintain a close relationship with the single market then we must maintain freedom of movement. It is given. & # 39;

There are also reports that the policy of expanding free movements and giving foreigners the right to vote in all elections in the UK is expected to be facilitated or abolished, according to The Independent.

A Labor spokesman said: "We did not provide any guidance for them before the manifesto and will not for anyone else."

Activists now warn that not giving immigrants the right to vote will trigger 'xenophobia, anxiety and hate crime' and that withdrawing from this problem will also become a pandering on the negative portrayal of immigrants.

The Liberal Democrats also challenged Mr. Corbyn to commit to guarding the free movement with meetings only hours away.

Lib Dem shadow house secretary Christine Jardine said: 'Jeremy Corbyn must make a big commitment in Labor's manifesto to keep the free movement.

"Failure to do so will be a betrayal of future generations and millions of voters across the country who want their right to freedom of movement to be maintained."

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has also arrived for a meeting where Labor's front bench is said to be split because of freedom of movement

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has also arrived for a meeting where Labor's front bench is said to be split because of freedom of movement

Earlier this week, Corbyn accused the Tories of making immigration figures.

The Conservatives claim net migration under Labor 'can increase to 840,000 per year.'

Home Secretary Priti Patel added that 'immigration will surge' after the party conducted an analysis of proposals suspected of opposition to open borders.

So far, Labor has announced plans to create a publicly owned broadband entity to provide free full fiber internet to all countries and increase minimum wages and NHS.

Mr. Corbyn has promised to provide the "most radical and interesting plan for real change that is even seen by the British public."

But the full details of the manifesto are set to remain tightly closed until the formal opening later.

Meanwhile, the number of candidates running for election has been confirmed.

There were 275 Brexit Party candidates standing up even though Nigel Farage initially suggested that his party would target every seat in Britain.

There is increasing pressure on Mr Farage ahead of the closing nominations on Thursday to resign Brexit Party candidates to avoid pro-Leave vote separation.

It is expected that there will be around 300 candidates running for the Farage party after he said that they would not fight 317 seats that the Conservatives won in the 2017 elections.

Full details of the manifesto should remain closed until the official opening on a future date.

In a promise that will please some people and disappoint others, Mr. Corbyn has promised to provide the 'most radical and exciting plan for real change that has even been seen by the British public.'

The Labor Party will discuss the final points of their manifesto with union representatives, before Corbyn announces their main policy later on Saturday

The Labor Party will discuss the final points of their manifesto with union representatives, before Corbyn announces their main policy later on Saturday

In a promise that will please some people and disappoint others, Mr. Corbyn has promised to provide the 'most radical and exciting plan for real change that has even been seen by the British public'

In a promise that will please some people and disappoint others, Mr. Corbyn has promised to provide the 'most radical and exciting plan for real change that has even been seen by the British public'

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