2 Nov 2018

Isle of Man at centre of row over Leave.EU funding

North of England Correspondent

The residents of the Isle of Man didn’t get a vote in the 2016 European Union membership referendum. But their island is at the centre of a row over the funding of the Brexit campaign.

The National Crime Agency is investigating Arron Banks, who helped fund the Leave.EU campaign, after the Electoral Commission said they suspect he is not the true source of £8 million of funding.

The Electoral Commission suspects that some of the money may have been routed through a holding company on the Isle of Man, which would make it an “impermissible donation” under UK electoral law.