RISHI Sunak has blasted woke banks shutting the accounts of political figures in the wake of the Nigel Farage “de-banking” scandal.
The PM said “I think it’s good” that luxury bank Coutts and the leading Brexiteer are “resolving the issue there“.
Rishi Sunak has blasted woke banks shutting the accounts of political figures in the wake of the Nigel Farage ‘de-banking’ scandal
But he added: “Nigel Farage also spoke up about the broader issue that’s impacting other people.”
He told GB News: “That’s my primary concern, because ultimately, this isn’t about any one individual.
“This is about values. Values are important to me and important to our country.
“And this is really important, rather than the individuals, to focus on the values that are at stake, values of freedom of expression and privacy.
“I believe in those values very strongly.
“People need to be able to have lawfully-held views that we might not agree with, but they shouldn’t be denied financial services because of them and they’re entitled for their financial affairs to be kept private.
“I think those values are fundamental to who we are as a country.
“They’re fundamental to me, and that’s why I said what I said.”