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Decrying 'witch hunt' against Brexit-backers, Banks shuns UK lawmakers

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By Alistair SmoutLONDON (Reuters) - Arron Banks, the founder of Brexit campaign group Leave.EU, pulled out of a hearing with a parliamentary committee, saying on Friday it had been conducting a witch hunt of those who want Britain to leave the European Union.The media committee has been examining how the 2016 referendum in which Britons voted to leave the EU might have been affected by data-sharing and misuse. Banks and Leave.EU communications chief Andy Wigmore had agreed to appear before it on June 12.But Banks accused Members of Parliament (MPs) on the committee of being biased against ...

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 21:56 IST