Nigel Farage MEP, UK Independence Party (UKIP), President of the Europe of Freedom and Direct Democracy Group (EFDD), addresses the European Parliament, in Strasbourg on 14 November 2017, in a debate regarding the so-called Paradise Papers.
“Thank you. Well as Mr Moscovici said at the start of this, the leak of all these papers, the lists of people with offshore holdings has come about because of the Society of Investigative Journalists. But what’s not been said this morning and I think is relevant is that the funding of these investigations came from one George Soros.”
Intervention – Phillip Lamberts Green MEP shouts out “So What!”.
Farage – “Now I say this at a time, I’m going to come back to ‘so what’ and it may have some personal interest for you as well, I say this at a time when the use of money and the influence it may have had on the Brexit result or the Trump election has reached a level of virtual hysteria.
“Just last week the Electoral Commission in the UK launched an investigation to find out whether the Leave campaign took offshore money or Russian money. This came about as a result of questions asked in the House of Commons by one Ben Bradshaw somebody linked to an organisation called Open Society.