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Does anyone know why Arron Banks might be upset?
He seems a little aggrieved at some of the content in the latest Progress magazine, which criticises Vladimir Putin’s regime and the increasing tendency towards ‘strong man’ international leaders.
The self-styled ‘bad boy of Brexit’ has spent the weekend denying that his ‘Leave’ organisation was funded by Russian money, after the elections watchdog found ‘reasonable grounds to suspect’ he was ‘not the true source’ of an £8m loan. Today it was separately revealed that he faces total fines of up to £150,000 over breaches of data involving Leave.EU. It has not been a great few days for him.
Mary Creagh and Stephen Kinnock – who also appears on the Progressive Britain podcast today – have written for the November issue of the magazine on how institutions are under threat from rightwing populists around the world.
Who can tell why that would have got under Banks’ skin?
-Conor Pope, deputy editor
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