'Toughing it out'
Wendy Alexander is said by her supporters to be “toughing it out”.
Answers to questions posed by the media as follows.
Why write a personal letter to Paul Green in Jersey?
Answer: still thought it was a corporate donation - but you don’t write to a company, you write to a human being.
He lives in Jersey. That’s why she wrote there.
(One I asked) Who was the “regulated donee” under law?
That’s the person who is liable for monitoring of donations.
Answer: Wendy Alexander.
You might wonder why that matters.
Here’s why. The regulated donee is liable to check the admissibility of all donations above £200.
Wendy Alexander, therefore, was liable, in law, for checking the validity of Paul Green’s donation.
Her team say they did check - but, as with the answer above, believed at that time that the donation WAS valid, within the law, because it was corporate.