Vote Leave Whistleblower: "Britain's Entire Democratic System Is Being Corrupted"

17 July 2018, 13:08 | Updated: 17 July 2018, 13:31

A former volunteer for the Vote Leave campaign says he felt compelled to blow the whistle on the group's alleged electoral breaches because "Britain's entire democratic system is being corrupted."

Shahmir Sanni told James O'Brien that the sole purpose of him going public was because "it was in the public interest".

"I went public not for any reason except that every person in this country needs to know that Britain's entire democratic system is being corrupted," he said.

His comments come after a report by the Electoral Commission found Vote Leave breached electoral rules during the 2016 referendum.

It’s alleged the group overspent during the campaign by channelling money through the youth campaign, BeLeave.

These claims have been denied by Vote Leave’s former chief executive Matthew Elilott.

Mr Shahmir added: "My point is they rely on this ideological purity to sort of convince themselves that what they're doing is right, what they're doing is righteous, when really this is just taking part in criminal activity. This is the breaking of law.

"There's no justification for it, they just want to win and they'll do anything to make that happen."