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

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LONDON (Reuters) - Lawyers for Brexit campaigner Arron Banks ordered the European Parliament's chief Brexit coordinator on Wednesday to retract a claim that Banks colluded with Russia to deliver Britain's vote to leave the European Union.Guy Verhofstadt, who leads the European Parliament Brexit coordination team, said on Twitter on Wednesday that far-right and right wing leaders across Europe made up a fifth column of cheerleaders for Russian President Vladimir Putin.In a letter to Verhofstadt, Bank's lawyers, Mishcon de Reya, quoted the tweet which mentioned former UK Independence Party ...

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