Taxpayers' money must not be used to skew the EU referendum

February 20, 2016 5:55 PM

Reacting to the news that EU referendum campaign has finally begun, Jonathan Isaby, Chief Executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:

“Now that the starting gun has been fired, politicians and bureaucrats both in Westminster and Brussels must not be allowed to use taxpayers’ cash to skew the debate one way or the other. It is vital that there is a level playing field and that the Leave and Remain camps are left to make their respective cases with their own funds.

"Any undue intervention using the well-oiled Whitehall or European Commission machines would be an outright abuse of taxpayers’ cash.”

The TaxPayers’ Alliance is not playing a role campaigning for one side or the other in the referendum and our full statement on the referendum can be read here

TPA spokesmen are available for live and pre-recorded broadcast interviews via 07795 084 113 (no texts)

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