Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Gosh, is he terrified?

“Gosh I’m terrified.”
Millionare Ukip donor Arron Banks's sarcastic tweet from the 1st of November, when the Electoral Commission opened an investigation into whether he'd breached campaign finance rules during the Brexit referendum.
"Unless you set out in the next 21 days the source of these allegations and why you find them credible, we intend to seek a judicial review of the decision to investigate our campaign and the political reasons why."
Millionare Ukip donor Arron Banks, on the 20th of November, sounding considerably more rattled - and less cocky - as the ongoing investigations into his murky activities start hotting up.

Is he starting to worry that the Electoral Commission might belatedly start doing its job?


Update 21/12/2017 - well, Arron's had his 21 days, and then some, and I still haven't seen any sign of the threatened judicial review in the news. Then again, I don't know how long these things take. Or maybe it's been applied for and I just missed it, but it's unusual for such a relentless self-promoter to do anything quietly and without fuss, so my verdict of "all mouth and no trousers" still apparently stands, at least for now.

If he's really got anything, Banks is welcome to go ahead and prove me wrong. Otherwise, he's welcome to do us all a favour and keep his great flapping pie-hole shut.