The DUP took the money, we are all paying the price – Ó Muilleoir
Sinn Féin MLA Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has called on the DUP to reveal the source of the dark money donation they received during the EU referendum in June last year.
Máirtín Ó Muilleoir said:
“The major spend by the DUP in their Brexit referendum campaign was a £425,000 donation from the mysterious Constitutional Research Council.
“Most of the money, £282,000, was spent in London where the DUP have no presence, on a pro-Brexit wrap-around in the Metro freesheet.
“Putting this in context, that was more than three times the amount spent by the DUP in last May’s Assembly election.
“The Constitutional Research Council has no legal status, publishes no membership list, has no public presence and has failed to make public where it got the money.
“There have been allegations of involvement by Saudi Arabian intelligence. It is illegal to receive election donations from a foreign government.
“The DUP has refused to identify their dealing with the Constitutional Research Council and where the Dark Money came from.
“What we do know is that the DUP were fully aware of the disaster Brexit will be to our people, our economy and our public services. The DUP took the money for Brexit and we are all paying the price.
“Voters have a right to know from the DUP where the actual source of the donation is.”