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Government quietly planning for Britain to stay in EU after March deadline, Eurosceptics fear

“The Government is secretly planning to stay in the European Union, Eurosceptics fear, after it emerged that Whitehall officials have set aside hundreds of thousands of pounds to spend on European Parliament elections” writes Chief Political Correspondent for The electoral watchdog has been handed a budget of £829,000 to pay for its “activities relating to a European Parliamentary election in 2019”, The Telegraph can disclose. The Electoral Commission said that it had set aside the cash as a “precautionary measure, so that we have the necessary funds to deliver our functions at a European Parliamentary election, in the unlikely event that they do go ahead.” The elections will take place between May 23 and May 26 next year – after…

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