Britain’s EU referendum cost almost 130 million pounds to organise

Pro-Brexit demonstrators wear tape accross their mouths and hold placards outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble/Files

LONDON (Reuters) – The cost of staging the 2016 referendum that triggered Britain’s impending exit from the European Union was almost 130 million pounds ($163 million), the UK’s electoral regulator said on Friday, amid calls from some politicians for a second vote. Operational costs including staffing, raising public awareness of the referendum, running polling stations, […]

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