Brexiteer and insurance tycoon Arron Banks tried to give DUP MP Ian Paisley’s election campaign a boost through his Leave.EU Twitter account. Paisley is the sitting MP for North Antrim and has been since 2010.
As Leave.EU has 279,000 followers on Twitter, Paisley might have expected a positive response. But sadly for Paisley, it spectacularly backfired. As soon as Leave.EU posted the announcement, people took to social media to express their disgust. They reminded the DUP and Paisley of their connections to corruption and terrorism.
Leave.EU and Arron Banks were also accused of breaking electoral law during the referendum. In February, Leave.EU was fined £120,000 for data breaches. This was in addition to fines of £70,000 in 2018 for “breaches of election law”.
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Brexiteer Ian Paisley has been fighting for Brexit and for our Union for years in Parliament. This election is key – make sure he gets returned on December 12 by backing his crowdfunder at https://t.co/aMitAUYmXa
— Leave.EU (@LeaveEUOfficial) November 6, 2019Clearly a sensitive matter
In addition to free holidays and gifts worth thousands of pounds, Paisley receives an MP’s salary of almost £80,000. He’s also sitting in one of the safest seats in the north. So it’s unclear exactly why he ne the support of a millionaire and the Leave.EU campaign. Particularly as they no longer agree on Brexit.
A match made in hell
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