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Is the government really planning to manipulate Purdah for their no-deal Brexit plans?

What is Purdah—and would the government's Prepare for Brexit advertisements, and no-deal preparations, breach it?

By Prospect Team  

Bringing the subject back to Brexit suits Boris Johnson—but leaves the public in the dark. Photo: PA

What is purdah—and how might it affect a 2019 general election?

An interesting scoop in the Politico Playbook e-mail this morning suggests that purdah may not apply to certain Brexit communications in the case of an October general election.

Quoting a senior Downing Street source, the e-mail says: “The PM has already made clear to senior officials that if he is forced into an election by rebels purdah rules will have no application to no-deal…

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