Fintan O’Toole: Was the DUP involved in Brexit campaign fraud?
The party is implicated in what appears to be a serious undermining of the voting process
The Brexit referendum: one of the most important moments in contemporary British and Irish history. File photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire
There is now a strong prima facie case that the Democratic Unionist Party was caught up in a very serious breach of British electoral laws in the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign. What is not at all clear is whether the DUP’s involvement in what looks like a scheme to subvert the law on campaign spending was knowing and deliberate or naive and accidental.