Nigel Farage demands 'this madness has to stop' over concerns he is being forced out of UK

Nigel Farage speaks on GB News

GB News presenter Nigel Farage fears he is being forced out of the UK as he demands 'this madness' needs to stop

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Georgina Cutler

By Georgina Cutler


Published: 02/07/2023

- 16:04

Updated: 02/07/2023

- 16:08

Nigel Farage revealed his bank accounts had been closed without much explanation

GB News presenter Nigel Farage fears he is being forced out of the UK as he demands "this madness" needs to stop.

Farage claims life in Britain is becoming “completely unlivable” after his bank accounts were closed without much explanation.


The former UKIP leader, who said he had been with the banking group for 43-years, was contacted around eight weeks ago and told “we are closing your accounts”.

He also revealed seven other banks have refused to help him open a new account.

Writing on Twitter, he called for other people affected by similar situations to "speak out", adding: "We have to stop this madness."

Speaking about the issue last week, he said: "May well fundamentally affect my future career going on from here and whether I could even stay living in this country."

"I have been with the same banking group since 1980. I've had my personal accounts with them since that date, and my business accounts right through the 1990s when I worked in the City of London and in recent years too."

Farage added that he is going to take "a week or two off, maybe a few more" to consider his next steps.

The GB News presenter, who made the remarks during a six-minute video on Twitter, suggested there were three potential reasons why the bank decided to close his accounts.

He warned the big banking subsidiary could have been swayed to cancel his accounts because it is “part of the big corporate structures who did not want Brexit to happen”.

The former MEP said: “The corporate world will never, ever forgive me.”

A second potential reason raised by Farage is that he could have been categorised as a “politically exposed person”.

Nigel Farage

Farage added that he is going to take 'a week or two off, maybe a few more' to consider his next steps

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The final reason Farage cited was that Labour MP Sir Chris Bryant recently used parliamentary privilege to allege Farage received large sums of money directly from the Kremlin.

In response to Bryant’s previous comments, Farage said: “The truth is, I did not receive a penny from any source with even a link to Russia.”

He also issued a direct warning to his loyal viewers that anything they said on Facebook or Twitter could come back to haunt them and land them in a similar position.

"Anything you say on Facebook or Twitter may result in you losing your bank accounts too. That is, I think, how scary this whole thing is," Farage told his GB News viewers.

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