A Channel4 News investigation makes allegations that the Brexit donor,  Arron Banks had planned military support for a Lesotho politician – and had business links with Russia’s state diamond company.

A video has been released: Diamonds, guns and Russian cash: The extraordinary new claims against Arron Banks

Mr Banks was the biggest financial backer of the Brexit campaign in 2016.

New documents reportedly handed to police in South Africa – news of which was broadcast yesterday on Channel 4 News – provide further allegations of attempts to do business in Russia by trying to raise funds from Alrosa, the Russian state-owned diamond company.

Responding on the Telegraph website, Arron Banks stated

No, I didn’t plot a coup in a small African country. The lies spread about me are an attempt to stop Brexit

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