Nigel Farage on ‘vitriol’ in document he claims shows why Coutts bank account was closed

Nigel Farage has described a document he claims showed Coutts closed his bank account because it did not agree with his political views as “prejudiced and nasty”.

The GB News presenter and former UKIP leader said he was “shocked” by the “vitriol” within the document as he called for a change in legislation to ensure the right of an individual to open a bank account.

He said: “It’s such a prejudiced, nasty document. It’s the metropolitan elite loathing the views of the many millions of us that live outside the M25.

“I was a bit shocked, but I was shocked with the vitriol that was within it.

“My case is one clearly of discrimination. They do not like my opinions. All of my views are legal. All of my views actually are majority views in the country.

“It is wrong that banks can just close people down and not give any reasons why that, I think is going to change.”

Mr Farage also spoke about the level of support he has received after going public with his financial situation, after Conservative MPs raised his case in the House of Commons during Prime Minister’s Questions.

Earlier, a Coutts spokesperson said decisions to close accounts “are not taken lightly and take into account a number of factors including commercial viability, reputational considerations, and legal and regulatory requirements”.


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