Leaving all the way to the Banks

Arron Banks famously donated £8 million to Leave.eu, the pro-Brexit group he helped to found. But where did the man behind the largest political donation in British history make his money? Tom Metcalf and Stephanie Baker report

3rd March, 2019
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Questions remain over the precise extent of Arron Banks’s wealth

Ever since Arron Banks made the largest political donation in British history, he’s been dogged by questions about where he got the money.

For a man who told the Financial Times he was worth £100 million in 2015 and made the Sunday Times Rich List two years later with £250 million, an £8 million outlay wasn’t necessarily that striking. But is Banks - who is at the centre of a criminal probe into...

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