The Brexit donor attacked me in a letter to my constituents. Could it be he’s worried about my inquiry into disinformation?
Arron Banks, the chairman of Leave.EU, has taken the unusual step of writing to each household in my parliamentary constituency of Folkestone and Hythe, telling them that I am a “disgrace” and a “snake in the grass”. He claims that “I have never respected the result of the [Brexit] referendum.” However, he is unable to point to anything in my voting record in parliament to substantiate his assertion.
This letter has certainly provoked a strong response. One constituent has contacted me saying it is, “the most despicable piece of slander and defamation I have seen”. Another wrote calling his letter, “a libellous and ridiculous attack on your character as a member of parliament. Regardless of our political persuasions, I utterly deplore such bully-boy tactics and reject his garbled nonsense.”