NatWest staff wanted to 'throw milkshake' at Nigel Farage over debanking row, bombshell documents reveal

NatWest staff wanted to 'throw milkshake' at Nigel Farage over debanking row, bombshell documents reveal
Joe Kasper

By Joe Kasper


Published: 23/10/2023

- 18:56

Updated: 23/10/2023

- 19:54

Conversations between bank staff revealed how workers boasted they had ‘driven him out of the country’

NatWest staff wanted to ‘throw a milkshake’ at Nigel Farage, a new bombshell document uncovered by GB News can reveal.

In a subject access request, conversations between bank staff revealed how workers boasted they had ‘driven him out of the country’ after he was banned from having a Coutts account.


Another said they would ‘pay’ to be the person who told him he was being debanked.

Former Ukip leader Nigel submitted the subject access request to NatWest, which owns Coutts, unveiling all information the bank holds on him.

A Coutts Freedom of Access request

A Freedom of Access request revealed the staggering contempt Coutts staff held for Farage

GB NEWS

In one conversation, a bank staffer says: “id throw a milkshake at him if i was approached to open an account for him [sic].”

One worker referenced a BBC article about Nigel having his bank account closed and said: “Hope that knocked him down a peg or 2 [sic].”

Another, which appears to be part of a WhatsApp group, said: “have you all seen Nigel Farages twitter?

“no one will bank him now.

“,have we single handedly drive NF out of the country?![sic]”

In June, Nigel revealed his bank account had been closed by the Natwest Group with no reason given for the closure.

Emails revealing the staggering contempt Coutts staff held for Farage

GB NEWS

The BBC later claimed he was a customer of Coutts and he had been debanked due to a lack of funds.

But a subject access request from Coutts, famed for being the bank of the Royals, revealed he was ‘exited’ by the bank because he did not ‘align with their values’.

Staff at the exclusive firm claimed he was racist, antisemitic and a “shameless grifter”.

Nigel has since switched to Lloyds Bank.

He said: "Our corporate world has become increasingly politicised.

"The DNI agenda, the diversity and inclusion agenda and banks and other organisations signing up to some organisation called B Corps, and unless you agree with their woke philosophy, you are very much in danger of being debanked."

A NatWest Group spokesperson said: “We have written to Mr Farage to apologise sincerely for the deeply inappropriate comments made about him and the poor behaviours displayed. Neither are consistent with the standards of service that our clients should expect.

The Group has commissioned an independent review into recent events, Phase One of which has been delivered to the Board and we will complete the necessary processes and publish the key findings, along with the Group’s response, as soon as possible. We are determined to learn the necessary lessons from this so that in the future we live up to the high expectations our clients rightly place upon us.”

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