Brexit donor Arron Banks denies Russian Federation connection

Brexit donor Arron Banks denies Russian Federation connection

It came as Mr Banks, the subject of a National Crime Agency probe into the source of £8million of campaign funding in the run up to the Brexit vote, insisted the cash had not come from Russian Federation.

The BBC's decision provoked widespread condemnation from politicians, lawyers and activists.

"I have written to the prime minister to ask if she or any other minister or senior official has at any stage declined a request from any of our security, intelligence or law enforcement agencies to investigate Banks", he said.

The Green Party's Caroline Lucas and Molly Scott Cato also wrote to the BBC to express their concern.

Jo Maugham QC, the director of the Good Law Project, tweeted: "How robust Andrew Marr's questioning is - and he is a good interviewer - is completely beside the point".

But Damian Collins, chairman of the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee, said Banks had previously given evidence that the company existed to provide services to his other enterprises, and generated no cash of its own.

The BBC spoke to Banks at Gatwick airport yesterday morning as he returned to the United Kingdom from a fishing holiday in Bermuda. 'I want to be absolutely clear about that. "I'm not interested in Channel 4, I'm not interested in you, and now I'm going to lunch".

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"You are talking about emails that were stolen from us".

According to Andy Wigmore, a close associate of Banks, access to the accounts in question have been released to the BBC ahead of today's show, and Banks is expected to refer to a legal opinion to demonstrate that the financial dealings in question were legitimate.

It also said that the loans involved a company - Rock Holdings - based on the Isle of Man, which was impermissible under finance rules.

As the walls close in around him, The Observer has revealed Banks may also have misled parliament over links between his pro-Brexit campaign and his insurance business during the European Union referendum.

Mr Banks denied Rock Services was a "shell company" that did not have sufficient funds to be the source of the money for Better for the Country (BFTC), which ran Leave.EU.

The Electoral Commission said Leave.EU "did not report spending on or donations from Eldon". "I am happy to be robustly interviewed". "Brexit will cause great damage to this country and it can not happen on the back of a Leave campaign littered with lies, deceit and allegations of much worse", he said.

Mr Banks revealed he had "seconded a small number of people to run a call centre in Bristol" but stressed this was properly declared to the Electoral Commission.

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