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Brexit campaigners order EU's Verhofstadt to retract claim of Russian collusion

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(Reuters) - Lawyers for ordered the European Parliament's on Wednesday to retract a claim that Banks colluded with to deliver Britain's vote to leave the

Guy Verhofstadt, who leads the coordination team, said on on Wednesday that far-right and right wing leaders across made up a fifth column of cheerleaders for Russian

In a letter to Verhofstadt, Bank's lawyers, Mishcon de Reya, quoted the tweet which mentioned former as a and said Banks "colluded w/ Russians to deliver #Brexit".

"Anyone reading the tweet would be left in no doubt that it defames our client," said in the letter to Verhofstadt. "Please now delete the tweet and tweet a retraction."

(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Michael Holden)

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 01:36 IST