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Thu Apr 18, 2019, 01:36 AM

Revealed: Brexit group covered up its targeting of right-wing extremists

Brexit-backer Arron Banks repeatedly denied that Leave.EU appealed to National Front supporters – in a bid to get the BBC to drop an investigation



Arron Banks repeatedly lied to cover-up his Brexit campaign’s effort to attract far-right extremists.

Leave.EU paid for Facebook adverts targeted at supporters of the National Front, the BNP, Britain First and the EDL.

But when the BBC asked for a response to a story they planned to run, Mr Banks sent a barrage of emails in an attempt to get the story dropped.

Leaked emails, seen by Channel 4 News, show Mr Banks insisted the BBC’s accusation were “wholly wrong” – despite his own staff telling him the story was true.

https://www.channel4.com/news/revealed-brexit-group-covered-up-its-targeting-of-right-wing-extremists


Another in Channel 4 News's series on Arron Banks - previous instalment here: https://www.democraticunderground.com/108815798

This one extends the net to the role of the BBC and Robbie Gibb during the referendum campaign.

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Response to Denzil_DC (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 01:44 AM

1. ?

Why would leave have bothered targeting the NF, EDL, BNP & Britain First? Those ‘ppl’ would have been the first ones lining up on referendum day.

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Thu Apr 18, 2019, 01:48 AM

2. You're assuming they make a habit of voting. Leave.EU didn't assume that. n/t

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Thu Apr 18, 2019, 02:05 AM

3. Given their feelings about EU immigrants

I didn’t think they would need much encouraging. I’m speaking as an outsider. I don’t know how things were in the ground back then. The referendum wasn’t a just protest vote, it was a chance to blow things up.

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