Hours after Theresa May announced that she was calling for a snap general election, Channel 4 News reporter Michael Crick tweeted that the CPS is considering charging more than 30 individuals for Tory expenses fraud relating to the 2015 general election:
BREAKING: The CPS have told Channel 4 News tonight that they are considering charges against more than 30 individuals. #electionexpenses
— Michael Crick (@MichaelLCrick) April 18, 2017
Is Theresa May’s real motive for a snap election to bury the police investigation into Tory election fraud? It’s too much of a coincidence, and based on the Tories’ track record they are experts at burying bad news in Parliament.
Theresa May’s stone cold speech outside Number 10 was full of soundbites and excuses. She used Brexit as her reason to call a snap election but then accused Labour, the Lib Dems, SNP and unelected members of the House of Lords of sabotaging Brexit and undermining her authority.
It’s too much of a coincidence that Theresa May has called a snap election just as the CPS considers whether to prosecute the Tories. It would appear that the Tory election fraud investigation is far more serious than we thought and it could blow the Tories to pieces. If Tory MPs are prosecuted then they will have to resign and Theresa May will lose her small majority because the public won’t trust the Tories again. Nobody in their right mind would vote for a party that has just been prosecuted for breaking electoral law.
There is much more to the Tory electoral fraud investigation that meets the eye – and Theresa May could be using Brexit and opposition parties as scapegoats to cover her own backside.
Watch this space.