Brexit Party – that wants to force the UK out of the EU – could be funded by foreigners

Nigel Farage with Donald Trump: But who knows who makes donations to his Brexit Party?

What a contradiction.

The party that hates foreigners is apparently being propped up with foreign money.

It seems “dirty money” – possibly part of foreign interference in UK democracy, intended to de-stabilise the EU – could be propping up Nigel Farage’s new front.

At least, that’s what Gordon Brown thinks:

Gordon Brown has written to the Electoral Commission calling on it to urgently examine whether the party has sufficient safeguards on its website to prevent the contribution of “dirty money”.

The former Labour prime minister will use a speech in Glasgow on Monday to say an investigation into the Brexit party’s finances is urgent and essential.

“Nigel Farage says this election is about democracy. Democracy is fatally undermined if unexplained, unreported and thus undeclared and perhaps under the counter and underhand campaign finance – from whom and from where we do not know – is being used to influence the very elections that are at the heart of our democratic system,” he will say, according to pre-released extracts.

“Now Mr Farage heads a new Brexit party, which is making questionable claims about the true source of its funding at a time when the Electoral Commission has warned of the dangers of multiple, small, anonymous donations being a cover for dirty money.”

(Source: Brexit party’s funding must be investigated, says Gordon Brown | Politics | The Guardian.)

Brexit Party co-founder and chairman Richard Tice has said all donations to the party are in Sterling – but this seems to refer to its PayPal account. I have one of those and everything that comes in appears in Sterling. Not convincing.

The party’s website has no safeguards to ensure that donors are eligible to support UK political parties.

A Mirror investigation found that it was possible to sign up as a Brexit Party supporter under the name of Vladimir Putin, giving the address of the Kremlin.

Nigel Farage has also stumbled on the funding issue, being unwilling to discuss contributions from Arron Banks as anything other than a “purely private matter”.

Of course, being tight-lipped is probably a good idea for Mr Farage – just consider the Independent‘s list of his racist and sexist comments in the run-up to the EU referendum in 2016.

Among many abhorrent words, he made racial slurs against Romanians and Chinese people, and said the gender pay gap exists because women are “worth less”.

And the polls say the Brexit Party is favourite to win the most seats in the European Parliament.


Take a look at yourself, Britain. Are you really a racist, sexist, xenophobic and bigoted country? That’s how your next-door-neighbour – physically and internationally – will see you if you vote for the Brexit Party and Farage.

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5 thoughts on “Brexit Party – that wants to force the UK out of the EU – could be funded by foreigners

  1. nmac064

    Thank you Gordon Brown. There is no doubt that the whole of Farage’s dubious organisation needs to be thoroughly and robustly investigated by the Fraud Squad.

  2. Zippi

    Firstly, it is alleged, for it has not yet become apparent that the Party is being “propped up with foreign money.” Secondly, one must separate the man from the politics. He might well be all of those things that you mention but to insinuate that the people who are offering his Party their votes are of the same mind is a stretch and an unfair and unwarranted slur. The fact is that those people feel that nobody else speaks for them and whose fault is that? Theirs?
    Our politics are becoming muddy and I am beginning to feel that there is no single Party that speaks for me. Aye, £abour ticks most of my boxes but there are many things with which I disagree and this is becoming the case across our political spectrum. What happens when one disagrees with much of what any Party offers? Nigel Farage may be abhorrent but he is offering people something that the others aren’t. Don’t blame the people, blame the politicians.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      No – Nigel Farage isn’t offering anything. His promises are empty.

      1. Zippi

        You miss the point, the issue isn’t why people are offering Nigel Farage their votes, it’s why they’re not offering them to anybody else. The other Parties, it would seem, are not speaking for these people and this is a lot of people.

      2. Mike Sivier Post author

        Voting for someone because they’re not someone else is not a useful form of voting. You should always vote for the best, not the least worst. In any case, the Brexit Party certainly doesn’t qualify as even least worst.

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