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Nigel Farage unveils more private attacks made by NatWest staff over debanking
October 25, 2023
Nigel Farage reveals internal messages at NatWest about his debanking
Nigel Farage revealed NatWest staff suggested he was a Russian spy in bombshell internal messages.
The former Ukip and Brexit Party leader has been at the centre of a debanking scandal after his account with Coutts, which is owned by NatWest Group, was closed earlier this year over his political views.
Mr Farage used a subject access request to obtain all the information NatWest holds on him, which includes internal communications.
He unveiled more revelations from the 600 pages of documents on his GB News show last night, including a message suggesting he was a Russian spy.
A member of staff said: “He got paid from the Kremlin, bet he’s a spy.”
It comes after Mr Farage revealed the first raft of messages on Monday.
They showed that staff crowed about having potentially “single-handedly driven NF out of the country”.
Another said they would “throw a milkshake at him if I was approached to open an account for him” in reference to a similar previous incident when he was on the campaign trail.
Staff also said they “hope that knocked him down a peg or two” and asked “what’s the crackpot saying now”.
Mr Farage is branded an “awful human being” in another exchange.
And one employee said Mr Farage is “Mr nobody now he has completed Brexit”.
Mr Farage was cut off by prestigious private bank Coutts in June, with a previous subject access request showing it was decided that his views did not “align” with the bank’s vlues.
A NatWest Group spokesman 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.”