Oh dear. It’s not turning out to be the best week for the conservatives. On top of an embarrassing omNICshamble U-turn, Theresa May is on a sticky wicket over ‘IndyRef2’ and now the Conservatives have been fined £70,000 by the Electoral Commission — for failing to declare a total of £275,813 in campaign spending in the general election.
With criminal charges now being considered across 12 police force areas over claims of expenses fraud by the Tories, perhaps it’s understandable that Patrick McLoughlin — the party chairman — wasn’t in a chatty mood when he bumped into Sky’s Darren McCaffrey. Alas, McLoughlin struggled to control his temper on facing questions — resulting in him knocking the reporter’s phone.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 16, 2017
Don’t worry Theresa, it’s only one day until Friday…