Arron Banks tells MPs: I have no business interests in Russia

Brexiter questioned about where his £9m of backing for leave campaign came from Arron Banks, the pro-Brexit financier, told MPs that he thought it would be worthwhile meeting a Russian businessman fronting a gold-mining deal at the suggestion of the country’s ambassador in the UK, but pulled out after City grandees warned him not to become more deeply involved. Banks told the Commons digital, culture, media and sport committee that he thought it was worth attending the initial meeting with Siman Povarenkin but was then warned to “be circumspect” about becoming involved by the former general Lord Guthrie and a city grandee, Peter Hambro. Continue reading...

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