An expensive driving lesson

borisConsidering that Vote Leave have been arguing that the EU wastes money in a profligate manner, it seems bizarre that their campaign has spent £175,000 to hire a French built lorry from a Dartford trucking company along with the driver so that it can travel around the country, momentarily meeting up with Boris Johnson MP so he can appear in the cab in a town near you and me. Its clearly a small part of the £7M they are allowed to spend on their campaign, but it is a sum that is sufficient to build 18 homes, it would pay for at least 10 police officers to investigate crimes such as the misspending of election expenses for the 3 months that the campaign has been running. It would have paid for about 20 trainee nurses over the same period to help reduce waiting lists. If the budget for the leave and remain campaigns had been pooled that would have released £14M which would have paid for around 5 primary Schools. In order to ensure that we have the information we need to make a decision on 23rd June we could have relied on a single leaflet that was published jointly by the Government, Vote Leave and the Electoral Commission. This would have cost no more than the leaflets that both the Government and the electoral commission have published and distributed, but would simply have demanded that they liaise with Vote Leave and given us one document that all of us could have relied on as we make our decision.


About ianchisnall

I have a passion to see public policy made accessible everyone who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as in policies on health services and strategic planning.
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