Brocker.Org: The Brexit campaign acquired sixty one% of its funding from just five of Britain’s richest businessmen

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Hedge fund supervisor Crispin
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The political campaign that led to Britain voting to go away the
European Union on June 23 very last 12 months, was predominantly funded by just
five of Britain’s richest businessmen.

That is according to the
workforce who put jointly the once-a-year The Sunday Moments Wealthy Listing
,
which lists in purchase the wealthiest people today, individuals with a net
well worth of £110 million ($140.nine million) and above, in the British isles as
very well Europe and the rest of the world. The record also has a range
of sub indexes, which include the most generous political donors.

Organisations that backed ‘Leave’ through the EU referendum
campaign received a overall of £24.1 million in donations and financial loans
amongst February 1 and June 23 very last 12 months, claims The Sunday Moments.

£14.nine million of that amount was specified by five wealthiest
businessmen. This accounts for sixty one% of the in general amount:

  • Arron Financial institutions, founder of Eldon Insurance policy Expert services — £8.1
    million.
  • Peter Hargreaves, cofounder of economical suggestions company
    Hargreaves Lansdown — £3.2 million.
  • James Hosking, financier and co-proprietor of Crystal Palace FC —
    £1.sixty nine million.
  • Lord Edmiston, motor trade entrepreneur — £1 million.
  • Crispin Odey, founding husband or wife of Odey Asset Management —
    £873,328.

You can examine
The Sunday Times’ full report right here on the Brexit campaign funding
right here.
 The full rich record is out imminently.

On June 23 very last 12 months, Britain voted by a slim the vast majority of just
51.nine% for a Brexit. Key Minister Theresa Could is now getting
Britain into a “really hard Brexit” — leaving the EU One Marketplace in
exchange for full management above immigration.

She has since named for a snap general election that will just take
spot on June eight this 12 months.

Presently the ruling Conservative party is in the lead by a
large the vast majority, according to the most up-to-date established of polls. Opinium
carried out an on the web poll for The Observer newspaper which
surveyed 2,003 grownups in Britain above the age of 18 on April 19
and 20, 2017. The results, which ended up weighted to representative
conditions, confirmed that the
Tories ended up up by seven factors, reaching forty five%. Aid for Labour
dropped by 3 factors to 26%.

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