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    “According to invoices, emails and other documents, Banks, who regularly bankrolled Farage’s former party, Ukip, spent about £450,000 in the year after the referendum, when Farage had quit as Ukip leader, the programme said.

    It said the money, some provided via Rock Services Ltd, a company owned by Banks, was used to rent a Chelsea home for £13,000 a month, with Banks purchasing furniture and fittings including crockery and a shower curtain.

    Farage was also provided with a Land Rover Discovery and a driver, and Banks sought to raise an extra £130,000 from supporters to cover security.

    Farage refused to comment on the claims while Banks dismissed them as a “smear”.

    Farage is now leading the Brexit party, formed in January 2019, which is topping polls for this month’s European elections. After quitting as Ukip leader he remained as an MEP, and also made regular appearances on Fox News and other TV shows.

    During this period, as well as his MEP’s salary of nearly €9,000 a month, and an extra €30,000 a month declared in media appearances, Farage complained in an interview that he was “53, separated and skint” and that “there’s no money in politics”.

    At the time, critics noted that this appeared an unusual claim, given he was then living in the Chelsea home, which is valued at about £4m.“

    Arron Banks 'gave GBP450,000 funding to Nigel Farage after Brexit vote' | Politics | The Guardian

    One would have thought that Banks himself will get a bonus from his paymasters - part of which he passed on, allegedly

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    Wait; what? Farage is 53? WTAF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wattaj View Post
    Wait; what? Farage is 53? WTAF?
    I think he means Banks. Could not be AtW. Based on his picture, he looks 73.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    I think he means Banks. Could not be AtW. Based on his picture, he looks 73.....
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