RT @wallaceme: "CCHQ didn't have enough candidates approved, so ended up doing emergency interviews by Skype, and with no research" I'm really glad that we Lib Dems prepared for a snap election last year and mostly avoided this kind of thing.
The announcement should be within minutes of this post going live. On the one hand I'm sad that it's before close of nominations, because that means they'll have chance to replace any candidates who might be prosecuted. On the other hand, I'm expecting them to announce that they're not prosecuting anybody anyway, because they can't prove intent and the mens rea element of the offence is essential. ETA: see bottom link.
Called it. This is not a surprise. Expect lots of tories saying they've been "cleared of all wrongdoing", when in reality the CPS found credible evidence of inaccuracies, but couldn't prove intent. I know there's reasons for the mens rea element in a lot of crimes, but it can sometimes feel very frustrating.