Sturgeon claims May called snap election because of fears over expenses

Departing from her published script, Sturgeon said the prime minister called the surprise election last week “for one purpose and one purpose only – to strengthen the grip of the Tory party and crush dissent and opposition … and to do so before possible criminal prosecutions for alleged expenses fraud at the last election catches up with her.“And whatever else happens in this election we should not allow the Tory party to escape the accountability for any misdemeanours that may have led to them buying the last general election.”The Crown Prosecution Service is considering reports from 12 police forces on alleged breaches of election spending limits by up to 20 Tory MPs. No one in the party has so far been charged with any offence, yet some critics believe May in part wanted to secure a heftier majority to guard against her current working majority of 17 seats being chipped away by byelection defeats.

via Sturgeon claims May called snap election because of fears over expenses | Politics | The Guardian

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