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Farage: Electoral Commission ‘absolutely full of Remainers’

 

Nigel Farage has accused the Electoral Commission of being “absolutely full of Remainers” as the watchdog visited the Brexit Party’s headquarters as part of a probe into its donations system.

Mr Farage claimed the regulator was staffed by establishment figures and was not a neutral organisation – and insisted his party was “more compliant” than any others standing in the European elections.

Discussing his party’s donation system, he said: “I’ve got a team of four qualified accountants looking after our money, our income. I bet we’re more compliant than any of the other parties in this election.

“I’ve crossed with the Electoral Commission before. They are not a neutral organisation, absolutely full of Remainers, full of establishment figures.

“We are about not just leaving the European Union, the Brexit Party is about changing politics for good – getting SW1 and Westminster to reflect the country more broadly. And the Electoral Commission are part of that huge reform that is needed.”

Nigel Farage pictured today at a Brexit Party rally at Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green, Surrey (Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP)

 



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