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Chair responds after Arron Banks and Andy Wigmore evidence session

12 June 2018

Damian Collins MP, Chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee responds after Arron Banks and Andy Wigmore gave evidence to the Committee's inquiry into fake news.

Chair's comment

Damian Collins MP, Chair of the Committee, said:

"Mr Banks and Mr Wigmore themselves put on the record that they frequently lie, exaggerate, misspeak and misunderstand.  So it is difficult for the Committee to know if we should take all of their answers seriously when it comes to data sharing and misuse, campaign spending, and their meetings with high ranking Russian officials. They accuse other witnesses to this Committee of being dishonest, yet admit to the inconsistencies in their own evidence.

Our inquiry is about getting to the truth of these matters, which is of substantial public interest. We will be writing to them to follow up on various points raised during their evidence, and the hard copy evidence that was submitted by Mr Wigmore today."

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