London, July 13, 2018: Former Scottish Conservative Party Vice Chairman Richard Cook has instructed lawyers following the BBC Northern Ireland programme – “Brexit, Dark Money and the DUP.”
The BBC Spotlight investigation examined Mr Cook’s role in the DUP’s £435,000 donation during the EU referendum. Mr Cook is the chairman of the Constitutional Research Council which made the donation. Mr Cook is an international adviser in waste management and energy.
Mr Cook’s legal adviser, Professor Peter Watson of PWB Law said: “The BBC documentary is defamatory. Counsel have been instructed and all who choose to repeat the allegations will also be subject to proceedings.”