@BBCNewsnight @JoStevensLabour @KirstyWark 1/. As a matter of a fact @johnsweeneyroar on @BBCNewsnight WAS doing the sort of job I would hope an investigative journalist with some financial skills.


He picked up some VERY interesting points by scrutinising the documents...as Marr should have done.
@BBCNewsnight @JoStevensLabour @KirstyWark @johnsweeneyroar 2/.

A) Assisted by an Accountant, Ian Campbell, he confirmed that there was NO evidence to suggest the money came from Rock Services Ltd either as a gift or a loan to LeaveEU. This contradicts what Banks said to Marr.
@BBCNewsnight @JoStevensLabour @KirstyWark @johnsweeneyroar 3/

B) apparently Banks handed over to #Marr bank statements from the IoMan Company Rock Holdings Ltd, with Wigmore saying “we have nothing to hide”.

Amongst those Papers was an email that looked as if it was not intended to be included.
@BBCNewsnight @JoStevensLabour @KirstyWark @johnsweeneyroar 4/
C) that email contained an instruction
“Redact the reference for Ural Properties and any references which include sensitive information eg the account numbers that the money was sent from”.

Ural Properties?
I haven’t heard of that company before.
Sounds Russian connected
@BBCNewsnight @JoStevensLabour @KirstyWark @johnsweeneyroar 5/

D/. There is an Ural Properties is based in Gibraltar where Banks has some of his companies including Southern Rock Insurance Co Ltd that was teetering on insolvency in 2015 & had to be recapitalised to the tune of £77 million. (Where did that come from?)
@BBCNewsnight @JoStevensLabour @KirstyWark @johnsweeneyroar 6/.

E). It is worth noting at this point that another company called STM Fidecs Management Ltd acted as Company Secretary to certain of Banks’ companies including PRI Holdings that shares an address with STM Fidecs.
@BBCNewsnight @JoStevensLabour @KirstyWark @johnsweeneyroar 7/. Indeed it is listed as the first to register LEAVE EU as a wholly owned subsidiary. Ownership then passed to Banks.

The STM group was owned and run by a close associate of Banks, Alan Kentish, who was arrested by Gibraltar Police last year and had to resign his Directorships
@BBCNewsnight @JoStevensLabour @KirstyWark @johnsweeneyroar 8/. We will hear more about Alan Kentish but @Source_Mat has produced a useful blog explaining some of the other trouble Kentish is in (appealing a ban on directorships in Malta. Censured by the Jersy regulator). Kentish is appealing a directorship ban in Malta.
@BBCNewsnight @JoStevensLabour @KirstyWark @johnsweeneyroar @Source_Mat 9/. while regulators in Jersey censured STM after probing its efforts to procure a St Kitts and Nevis passport for a Ukrainian politician on Interpol’s wanted list.
It also mentions his links to Banks and STM’s important assistance in The Southern Rock emergency bail out.
@BBCNewsnight @JoStevensLabour @KirstyWark @johnsweeneyroar @Source_Mat 11/
F/ Meanwhile a Guardian article suggests that Banks had substantial shareholding’s in STM at some stage.

Banks PRI Holdings got a mention in the Panama Papers as one of Banks Companies along with Precision Risk & Intelligence Ltd (Directors linked to American Senate Inquiry)
@BBCNewsnight @JoStevensLabour @KirstyWark @johnsweeneyroar @Source_Mat 13/

G/. So now you have the name Kentish and his association with Banks, financial bailouts and Leave EU hot in your mind we will revert to @johnsweeneyroar and Ural Properties.
@BBCNewsnight @JoStevensLabour @KirstyWark @johnsweeneyroar @Source_Mat 14/. In the accounts of Ural Properties they found the signature of one Sally Davis. According to the Gibraltar Regulator Sally Ann Davis’s email address appears to be Louise Kentish

The wife of Alan Kentish ex Director of STM, who is under investigation by Gibraltar Police
@BBCNewsnight @JoStevensLabour @KirstyWark @johnsweeneyroar @Source_Mat 15/

Newsnight wrote to Louise Kentish to ask her if she was Sally Davis, but she made no reply.
@BBCNewsnight @JoStevensLabour @KirstyWark @johnsweeneyroar @Source_Mat 16/
H/ the accountant & John Sweeney looked at the accounts of Better for the Country & Leave EU, 2 companies of which Banks is a Director & shareholder.

The accountant suggested that Better for the Country supplied services to Leave EU appeared to mark up staff costs 50-75%
@BBCNewsnight @JoStevensLabour @KirstyWark @johnsweeneyroar @Source_Mat 17/. Other costs, said the accountant, appeared to be marked up 5%, thus generating £285,000 over 3 months of “mark up profit” for Better for the Country...owned by Aaron Banks...at the expense of Leave EU.

Where did all the money come from?
£77million for Southern Rock bail out
@BBCNewsnight @JoStevensLabour @KirstyWark @johnsweeneyroar @Source_Mat 18/. And that £8 million to £12 million gift or loan to the Leave campaign.
@BBCNewsnight @JoStevensLabour @KirstyWark @johnsweeneyroar @Source_Mat @BBCNews has got a lot of stick (much of it deserved) over their poor coverage of Brexit and corruption behind the campaign.

However tonight @BBCNewsnight and @johnsweeneyroar have done a decent job at following through on the evidence in the documents Banks provided to #Marr 👏
@BBCNewsnight @JoStevensLabour @KirstyWark @johnsweeneyroar @Source_Mat @BBCNews 20/

Look at what @mattprescott has dug up on Urals land with mining interests in Canada. Remember the name Kentish in the tweets above?

This time J Kentish holding it “in Trust”.....In Trust for whom?

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