Expose the dark money driving Brexit

by openDemocracy in London, England, United Kingdom

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by openDemocracy in London, England, United Kingdom

Arron Banks hit with record fine – and new investigation into law-breaking

Today Brexit bankroller Arron Banks was slapped with a £120,000 fine for breaking data rules during the EU referendum – and faces a new audit into his business and political operations. 

It's a really important development. Banks is lobbying hard for a no-deal Brexit, and has threatened to use his Leave.EU campaign to unseat anti-Brexit MPs. But our stories have prompted the authorities to take a closer look at his operation. 

We've revealed how Banks lied to Parliament about how his Brexit campaign mixed politics and business; and how he misled the authorities about his contacts with Steve Bannon and Cambridge Analytica. We've also revealed that his Leave.EU campaign crunched data about millions of British voters after the Brexit vote – why? He's still refusing to explain.

But now his whole outfit is under far greater scrutiny, thanks to the bravery of a few whistleblowers and a small network of investigative journalists.

None of this would have been possible without your support; thank you. Please spread the word today and encourage others to support us too – it really does make a difference. With your help we can dig even deeper, and prompt more important results like this one.

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