Boris Johnson and Michael Gove under fire on Vote Leave’s law-breaking

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Conservative grandees asked to account for their role in the Brexit campaign, after group drops its appeal against fine

Conservative leadership candidates Boris Johnson and Michael Gove are facing growing calls to account for illegal behaviour by the official Vote Leave Brexit campaign.

The group has dropped its appeal against the Electoral Commission’s ruling that it broke the law by channelling hundreds of thousands of pounds of donations to an ostensibly independent campaign group, BeLeave.

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