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Greenpeace UK Fined for Defying Lobbying Act
April 19, 2017
LONDON, April 19 -- Greenpeace UK issued the following news release:

Greenpeace UK has been fined GBP30,000 by the Electoral Commission for taking a principled stand against the controversial Lobbying Act.

In the run-up to the 2015 election the environmental group refused to register as a 'third-party campaigning organisation' under the new law. The move was an act of civil disobedience against a law that curbs free speech and neuters the power of campaigners to hol . . .

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