Brexit donor Arron Banks denies Russian Federation connection

Around 400 Tommy Robinson supporters turned marched today to protest the jailing of the English Defence League founder. One supporter threw a red flare on top of the court building and a Dr Pepper bottle was thrown at a police officer. Despite Tommy

Around 400 Tommy Robinson supporters turned marched today to protest the jailing of the English Defence League founder. One supporter threw a red flare on top of the court building and a Dr Pepper bottle was thrown at a police officer. Despite Tommy

Arron Banks has said he regrets "unleashing the demons" of Brexit on the country in a controversial interview with Andrew Marr this morning.

Mr Banks went on the attack over the announcement that the National Crime Agency is investigating "suspected criminal offences" after the Electoral Commission said it had grounds to think the "true source" of the £8m had not been declared.

"Mr Banks denied any wrongdoing and said he welcomed the police investigation".

Mr Banks came out swinging on Sunday the 4th of November, however, releasing a number of bank statements to the BBC's Andrew Marr Show and holding combative interviews with the eponymous host and a Sky News anchor in the afternoon. It was generated out of insurance business written in the UK.

He told MPs: "The actual loan came from one of my companies that was delivered in".

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Mr Banks lashed out again at the Electoral Commission, accusing it of being full of his political opponents, as well as elements of the media who opposed Brexit.

"It's a group of vicious MPs who have grouped together with the Guardian and the FT".

"Under UK law, loans and donations to registered campaigners can only come from permissible sources, which essentially excludes overseas or foreign funding".

Liberal Democrat Brexit spokesman Tom Brake said Mr Banks' appearance on the Andrew Marr Show had been "remarkable".

The NCA investigation was immediately leapt upon by European Union loyalists, with Remain-supporting MPs and commentators claiming Brexit, officially scheduled for March 2019, should be delayed until the investigation is completed - echoing the demands of the American left with respect to Justice Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States.

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