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16 February 2017

Arron Banks, the leading funder of the BREXIT campaign has issued formal legal proceedings against the Atlantic Council and three British Members of Parliament who have accused Leave.EU of being funded by the Kremlin and having close links to the Russian government and serving as a ‘Russian Actor’.

The proceedings follow publication of a report entitled, ‘The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses’, compiled by Washington-based think tank The Atlantic Council, best known for its globalist, pro-war stance.

The allegations made include:

The Council alleges that Arron Banks is facilitating Russian meddling in foreign affairs, and paints a lurid picture of Nigel Farage, Marine Le Pen and other populist politicians acting as a transnational fifth column in the service of the Kremlin.

It also describes UKIP, a people’s party with honest, patriotic values and a strong base of support in working-class communities, as a “far right” organisation.

Nigel Farage and his supporters are simply in favour of nation-state democracy, opposed to pursuing needless conflict with the Russian federation, and supportive of initiatives for East and West to work together in the fight against radical Islamic terrorism.

Ironically, it is in fact the Atlantic Council which receives money from state-owned assets in Turkey, governed by an aggressive and increasingly paranoid regime, and from similarly authoritarian and interventionist governments in Bahrain, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

“Having been beaten by the people at the ballot box in the Brexit referendum and the American elections, and with the economic armageddon they predicted nowhere to be found, the trans-Atlantic establishment have retreated into a fantasy world where they only lost because of a global conspiracy between KGB spies and ultra-nationalist collaborators,” said Mr. Banks.

“The ego of these elites simply won’t accept that voters rejected them because of their own failings, so they’ve convinced themselves the entire public is dancing on Russian strings.

“It’s a sad little conspiracy which would be completely laughable if it wasn’t such an insult to the millions of ordinary people who are responsible for this modern revolution.”