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Farage on Trump’s UK visit, May’s handling of Brexit
British Prime Minister Theresa May faces criticism over plans for implementing Brexit; Fox News contributor Nigel Farage weighs in on 'Hannity.' FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political…
Nigel Farage on Trump’s ‘bombshell’ Brexit intervention
Former UK Independence Party leader reacts to the president's comments on Prime Minister Theresa May. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. The number one…
Farage on what Trump should say to May about Brexit
As President Trump prepares to visit the U.K., Nigel Farage shares insight on 'The Story with Martha MacCallum.' FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news.…
Nigel Farage blasts Sadiq Khan for Trump blimp
British government in crisis amid Brexit resignations and an incoming visit from U.S. President Trump. Fox News contributor Nigel Farage sounds off on 'The Story.' FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news…
Nigel Farage on the ‘red line’ Trump ‘ban’
President Trump is set to visit the U.K. next week, and one of the top priorities of her Majesty's government could keeping Trump away from Brexit leader Nigel Farage. According to the Daily Telegraph, British officials allegedly have told Trump…
Farage: Refugee problem may end Merkel’s run
Fox News contributor Nigel Farage discusses Germany's immigration crisis on 'Fox & Friends First.' FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. The number one network…
British political operatives met with Russian ambassador days after Trump visit
London (CNN)Two British political operatives were in regular contact with the Russian ambassador in London while they campaigned for, and met with, Donald Trump in the United States in 2016, a review of emails and social media posts shows. There is no evidence the Trump campaign knew about the men's contacts with Russian officials. As part of the "gold play," another email appears to show an associate of Banks requesting a meeting in Moscow with Sberbank, a Russian bank that was sanctioned by the US and the European Union after Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014. Banks told CNN on Tuesday he didn't meet with Sberbank nor did he seek a meeting with them. He also said the money he donated to the Brexit campaign was not from Russian sources. Four days after Trump was elected, Banks Wigmore and Farage had what they say was an unplanned meeting with the then-President-elect in Trump Tower. A few days later, Banks and Wigmore met with the Russian ambassador to the UK, Alexander Yakovenko. Speaking to Farage on his radio show on LBC in London on Monday night, Banks said the ambassador once again reached out to Wigmore after he had seen pictures of the pair in Trump Tower. British member of parliament Stephen Kinnock wrote to the Metropolitan Police in London after details of some of the emails emerged. Damian Collins, a member of Parliament and head of a committee investigating fake news, said the men had "themselves put on the record that they frequently lie, exaggerate, misspeak and misunderstand," adding it was difficult to know whether to believe what the men told the committee about their meetings with Russian officials.
Arron Banks ‘met Russian officials multiple times before Brexit vote’
Arron Banks, the millionaire businessman who bankrolled Nigel Farage’s campaign to quit the EU, had multiple meetings with Russian embassy officials in the run-up to the Brexit referendum, documents seen by the Observer suggest. • An introduction to a Russian businessman, by the Russian ambassador, the day after Leave.EU launched its campaign, who reportedly offered Banks a multibillion dollar opportunity to buy Russian goldmines. Arron Banks refuses to appear before Commons committee Read more Banks and Wigmore – who was also present at many of the meetings – were due to appear before the select committee for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on Tuesday to answer questions about Leave.EU’s role in the European referendum. Hours after the Observer contacted them for comment on Friday, they published a letter stating they would not attend the hearing, and accused the committee of colluding with a pro-Remain campaign group. From November 2015, the ambassador, Alexander Yakovenko, courted Banks and Wigmore, inviting them to multiple events and meetings in the run-up to the European referendum, many of which, the documents suggest, they attended. On 16 November, the documents suggest, Yakovenko invited them to an evening meeting at the Russian embassy. Documents seen by the Observer suggest further meetings and discussions took place between the businessman and Banks and Wigmore, including a trip to Moscow in February 2016 during which Banks was scheduled to meet high-level officials from the state-owned bank. The Russian Embassy told the Observer: “The Russian Embassy has not in any way intervened in domestic UK political process, including the Brexit referendum. And this new material raises questions of the most serious nature. We urgently need Arron Banks to answer these and other questions.
The six weeks that brought Cambridge Analytica down
In December 2015, the Guardian revealed that Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign was using psychological profiles based on data harvested from tens of millions of Facebook users. Facebook attempted to dampen the impact of Wylie’s whistleblowing interviews by publishing its own mea culpa and banning Cambridge Analytica and SCL Group from its platform, hours before publication but two years after the data breach was first reported. The day after Wylie’s bombshell revelations, US congressional investigators from the house intelligence committee asked Cambridge Analytica’s CEO, Nix, to testify before Congress. On Sunday 25 March, Wylie spoke about Cambridge Analytica connections to AggregateIQ, a Canadian firm that worked with different leave campaigns in the European referendum. Play Video 1:18 Soon afterwards, US watchdogs filed a legal complaint against Cambridge Analytica with the Federal Election Commission. How academic at centre of Facebook scandal tried – and failed – to spin personal data into gold Read more Vote Leave has repeatedly denied coordination between the campaigns and said the donation was legitimate under election law. Facebook suspended AggregateIQ, a data firm with which the Vote Leave campaign spent 40% of its budget, on 6 April, following reports that it was connected to SCL. That same week, Zuckerberg faced 10 hours of questioning by members of Congress. Nix was summoned to appear before a British parliamentary committee on fake news the following week for questioning over “inconsistencies” in evidence he had given the committee in February, when he claimed: “We do not work with Facebook data, and we do not have Facebook data.” However, on 17 April he cancelled his appearance, citing the ICO’s ongoing investigation into his company. On 2 May, the same day that Cambridge Analytica announced it was going into liquidation, Chris Vickery of the data security firm Upguard gave evidence to the digital, culture, media and sport committee that the Trump campaign had access to psychological profiles derived from Facebook data, that AIQ and Cambridge Analytica were technologically entwined and that illegal co-ordination of data by leave campaigns was “indisputable”.
Nigel Farage offers to produce blue passports in his shed
Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage has offered to produce all blue passports in his shed rather than production be based in France. Farage was ‘flabbergasted and furious’ when he discovered that blue British passports would be created in France and has come up with a solution to what he sees as a big problem. ‘We cannot allow France to weasel its way into deciding who gets into this great country. If need be, I’d happily make each blue passport by hand in my shed. While hand production in a small shed would significantly slow down the passport process, Farage doesn’t see that as a problem. ‘Quite the opposite. There are far too many people flitting in and out of Britain. ‘This is a local country for local people. We’ll have no trouble here,’ said Farage. The government are now considering Mr Farage’s proposal as it would be a boon to British employment figures.