Labour will hand over the secret Falkirk report to the cops this afternoon, the Tories say they were forced into the decision after Tory MP Henry Smith reported Unite to the police yesterday. He requests they investigate whether Unite are “guilty of committing fraud in Falkirk”, “making a false instrument and a false declaration” illegal under the Scottish common law offence of fraud, and also that “a crime of ‘uttering’ may have taken place through tendering forged documents with an intention to defraud”.
This comes after the Trade Union Reform Campaign called on the Certification Officer to investigate yesterday.
We welcome Labour following our lead and reporting Unite to police over Falkirk fraud allegations.
— Trade Union Reform (@TURCPress) July 5, 2013