Chris Huhne’s decision to threaten the Prime Minister with legal action — as
I mentioned earlier — is particularly curious because he must be well-aware of the conflicts of
interest at work in the Yes campaign. After all, his partner, Carina Trimingham is a director of Yes! and the Electoral Reform Society. She has been involved in this referendum from the start. And
Mr Huhne must, therefore, know why Conservatives, and plenty of others, feel nervous about the relationships between the Electoral Reform Society who are running the Yes campaign and their business
arm, Electoral Reform Services, who are financing the Yes campaign.
I have just discovered, for example, that not only has Electoral Reform Services donated more than £1m to fund the Yes cause, not only do they have a financial interest in the outcome of the
referendum, but they are profiting both from the administration of that referendum and even the campaign as well.