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EU to investigate Nigel Farage over expenses funded by Arron Banks
21 May 2019. The European parliament is to investigate Nigel Farage for failing to declare lavish expenses funded by Arron Banks.
The European parliament president, Antonio Tajani, “today refers the Farage issue to an advisory committee”, a source told the Guardian. The advisory committee is a group of five MEPs who act as watchdogs over the parliament’s code of conduct. It stipulates that all members must declare expensive gifts and report whether third parties fund attendances at events.
Last week, Channel 4 revealed Farage was generously funded by Arron Banksin the year of the Brexit referendum. Invoices, emails and documents showed Farage benefited from a £13,000-a-month Chelsea home, a car with a driver, and promotional visits to the US in 2016.
Source: The Guardian
The Brexit Party
The Brexit Party is a limited company, and has no members, just paying ‘registered supporters’. Nigel Farage has a high level of control over decision-making, including hand-picking candidates himself. The Brexit Party has no manifesto, and only one policy (you guessed it!).
The Brexit Party’s acting treasurer is convicted money launderer, and friend of Nigel Farage, ‘Posh George’ Cottrell – which may go some way to explaining the mysterious funding of the party, currently under investigation by the Electoral Commission (more here).
Below extracted from an article by S Holloway in medium.com – full source here
He is best friends with Trump (who has a history of discriminating against black people and not condemning neo-Nazis, even giving them jobs in his cabinet, for example Steve Bannon). In fact, Farage is also very good friends with Steve Bannon of far-right website Breitbart, whose leaked emails proved he was trying to rebrand actual neo-Nazi organisations; Farage describes him as “my kind of chap”.
Farage also cozied up with far-right talkshow host Alex Jones (who claimed high school shootings in the US were faked), chiming in with numerous conspiracy theories during six appearances on his show. He was quoted as saying he admires Putin, presumably because of all the assassinating and censorship.
Numerous former school friends and teachers at Farage’s elite private school (Dulwich College) have attested that Nigel used to sing Hitler Youth songs, sing “gas ’em all”, boast about having the same initials as the National Front, and worshipped (still worships) famous racist Enoch Powell (who himself was quoted as saying “What’s wrong with racism?”).
Nigel’s thinly-veiled racism is so magnetic he can’t organise a protest without the far-right EDL from attending. He has smeared and expressed his distrust of Romanian people, most likely while sporting a vacant, sh**-eating grin and gleaming his beady shrimp eyes.
He’s a man so heroic, that when gay and disabled protestors surprised him in a pub, he fled in a car and left his children behind.
He tries to camouflage himself as a working class man of the people, but is one of the highest paid politicians in the UK, a multi-millionaire who resided in a £4m Chelsea home. He criticised European bureaucrats earning £100,000 a year but himself enjoys £84,000 as an MEP, plus pension, plus tens of thousands in allowances, and earns hundreds of thousands a year from being a professional wanker on TV and radio.
When asked if tycoon Arron Banks, who is under investigation by the National Crime Agency for multiple suspected criminal offences, was funding him to the tune of nearly half a million pounds and supplying him with houses and cars, Farage lied that he wasn’t. (Banks himself admitted it.)
Farage — who looks suspiciously like he was dredged up by a deep sea trawler net causing his facial tissue to collapse — is a board member of investment company Sofina (which invests in things like energy and real estate, and offer tax services to businesses), uses the Isle of Man as a tax haven, has said that tax avoidance is “okay”, has used various techniques to avoid paying tax, has misspent public funds, and has refused to release his tax returns.
Farage is also a climate change denier, referring to it as a “scam”, and has called wind energy “insanity”, and pledged to rip up green measures and to instead enable fracking.
Farage — who looks like that alien in MIB that disguised itself as a human and couldn’t control its spasming face — wants to replace the NHS, saying: “We need to move to an insurance-based system of healthcare”. He has also suggested people with HIV shouldn’t be allowed into Britain.
I could go on, but if you have half a conscience, the above should be enough to dissuade you from voting for a party with this unconvincing semblance of a human for its leader.
Below story extracted from full article by Molly Scott Cato from badboysofbrexit.com – full source here
Farage is the former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip). As well being instrumental in leading the Leave.EU campaign, Farage reportedly played a key role in befriending and connecting key Bad Boys Arron Banks, Robert Mercer and Steve Bannon.
Andy Wigmore has revealed that Robert Mercer introduced Farage and Leave.EU to Cambridge Analytica, the company that used its own database and voter information collected from Facebook in the campaign to help elect Donald Trump. These also proved highly useful to the Brexit campaign. “They were happy to help,” Wigmore explained, “because Nigel is a good friend of the Mercers.”
Mercer is a key backer of Donald Trump, who Farage in turn now describes as “absolutely” his friend. Farage has gone out of his way to demonstrate his loyalty to Trump, defending the President’s deeply disturbing response to the violent incidents at Charlottesville in 2017, when Trump blamed “both sides” after a peaceful anti-racist protestor was killed by a neo-Nazi. Farage also appeared in autumn 2017 at rallies in Alabama in support of far-right Republican candidate Roy Moore, despite Moore facing multiple accusations of sexual assault, some of these allegedly committed against minors.
Farage’s history of support for the extreme right reportedly dates back to his years at private school. One school friend has recalled that teenage Farage used to sing an antisemitic song with the refrain “Gas ‘em all, gas ‘em all”. In 2017 Farage attended (and even received a standing ovation) at a rally for the far-right, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) Party in Berlin. He had been invited by his fellow EU Parliament member Beatrix von Storch, a leading member of the AfD and the granddaughter of Hitler’s finance minister.
Farage has often attacked EU “hyper-regulation” and claimed that the European Union wastes large sums of money. EU regulation governing MEPs’ parliamentary expenses has proved particularly tricky for Farage and his Ukip colleagues, and his own have come under intense scrutiny.
In 2017 Farage and Raymond Finch MEP were asked to repay around £84,000paid to their joint “assistant”, Christopher Adams, who was also Ukip’s national nominating officer and was described as one of the party’s “key people” on its website. Parliamentary officials have suspended Adams’s contract because they are not convinced he was actually working as an MEP assistant.
The same investigation looked at the role of Farage’s wife, Kirsten Farage, who had been paid as an assistant to Finch. Finch has been asked to repay more than £20,000 in expenses because the European Parliament’s financial controllers were not convinced she was doing real work as his assistant between 2014 and 2016. During the same period, she was also the full-time office manager for her husband.
Although Farage has little time for European leaders, he has expressed his admiration for Vladimir Putin – in fact he has named him as the world leader he admires most. Farage is also known to have met with Russia’s Ambassador to the UK in 2013 and with another Russian official in the same year, though when questioned about this second meeting by a journalist he initially appeared to “forget” about it and then called an abrupt halt to the interview.
In 2017 Farage was named as a “person of interest” by the US counter-intelligence investigation looking into possible collusion between the Kremlin and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. This means investigators believe he may have information about the acts that are under investigation.
Farage says he has never visited Russia, but in March 2017 two senior members of his party, Nigel Sussman and Richard Wood, were among a crew of mainly far-right politicians to visit Crimea, illegally annexed by Russia from Ukraine in 2014. The trip was described by the Moscow Times as a disinformation exercise by the Russian government designed to “help Putin score points at home”. A senior member of Farage’s parliamentary group staff in Brussels, Kevin Ellul Bonic, has been accused of orchestrating a smear campaign against a critic of the Kremlin.
In the run-up to the referendum, Nigel Farage’s office was managed by George Cottrell, who was also Ukip’s co-director of referendum fundraising. Cottrell is a convicted fraudster with a background in the shadiest side of the financial world and links to entities involved in Russian money laundering. Interviewed in November 2017, Farage denied he had accepted money from Russia, though he did not say whether money from Russian sources had flowed into the Brexit campaign.
Farage frequently writes for the extreme right-wing website Breitbart News and has credited its former chief editor Steve Bannon for helping “hugely” with Brexit. Breitbart’s senior editor Raheem Kassam was formerly employed by Farage as his chief-of-staff.
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