The Governor of the Bank of England has sent an angry response to one of the most senior figures in the Vote Leave campaign after being warned about rules banning “any public comment” in the run up to the referendum.
Mark Carney’s three-page letter, obtained by Reporters, says that what senior Bank officials considered a “threat” contained “numerous and substantial” misconceptions.
It also says that there was a “fundamental misunderstanding” about the independence of the Bank.
It was written in response to a letter to Mr Carney from Bernard Jenkin MP, a director of the Vote Leave campaign and chairman of the Public Administration Committee. That letter has also been seen by the Reporters