Nigel Farage Says UK Conservatives Pulled Snap Election to Avoid Scandal

Apr 20, 2017

Former UKIP and Brexit leader Nigel Farage feels that PM Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general election is a maneuver to avoid the “slew of by-elections coming down the pipeline” which would have been disastrous if the current investigation into Conservative Party campaign spending violations comes to light. The Prosecution Service are considering charges against up to 30 individuals, some sitting members of parliament, who “willfully” broke election spending laws. The 10-month investigation into the alleged campaign finance laws during the last nationwide vote is nearing coming up on its two year statute of limitations.

“The logic for holding this election has been there for months, they’ve done it now to avoid embarrassment. That, I think, is the real reason they’ve done it,” said Farage.