Reverse ferret on previous reports that Labour Leave were not endorsing Vote Leave:
Labour Leave’s founder John Mills has just put out a statement:
‘I am the founder and co-owner of Labour Leave. A statement has been put out by someone called Richard Hillgrove purporting to be from Brendan Chilton, General Secretary of Labour Leave. That statement is fraudulent. Richard Hillgrove has no position in Labour Leave. Labour Leave is an independent campaign but corporately it supports Vote Leave.’
Confused? We are…
Confused about what is going on with Labour Leave and Vote Leave.
Here's my quick explainer pic.twitter.com/Ay3nSzDGHD
— Sam Coates Times (@SamCoatesTimes) February 5, 2016
Richard Hillgrove is the infamous disgraced fantasist PR who narrowly escaped prison despite being found guilty of two counts of tax fraud. Among his clients is Camila Batmanghelidjh and Nigel Griffiths, the former Labour MP who was exposed by the News of the World for cheating on his wife. Griffiths is currently a leading figure in Labour Leave, and was cc’d in on the John Mills Vote Leave emails that were leaked to the Times. Who might be responsible for today’s clusterf**k?
UPDATE III: Friends of Hillgrove say “It’s preposterous that John Mills has cited Richard Hillgrove’s 2014 suspended sentence for tax fraud and put out a statement accusing him of PR fraud. Far from it.”