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Fri Jan 15, 2021, 07:02 PM

Leave.EU's virtual move draws ire in Ireland

Fine Gael lawmaker calls millionaire Arron Banks’ group ‘a threat to our democracy.’

DUBLIN — A provocative right-wing group that campaigned for Brexit, Leave.EU, has immigrated to Ireland — and at least one lawmaker wants it deported.

Neale Richmond, from the government coalition party Fine Gael, denounced Leave.EU for shifting its domain registration to Waterford in southeast Ireland from its previous home in Bristol, England.

“This organization is a threat to our democracy. It is a politically subversive organization that, if allowed to gain a foothold in our democracy, will have an absolutely detrimental effect,” Richmond told lawmakers Thursday.

Leave.EU made the move to retain the ability to operate online with its .eu suffix addresses, including its email accounts.


One result of Brexit is that UK-based organizations can no longer use the .eu Web domain suffix.

When asked about the registration move, hasbeen "Brexit bad boy" Andy Wigmore, now reduced to serving as hasbeen wrecking operation Leave.EU's communications director (i.e. in charge of its phone and Twitter account), threatened famed Europhiles Politico: "Any more nonsense from Brussels-lovers like you and we may decide to put the full weight of Leave.EU behind Irexit."

Waterford accountancy firm MD Sean Power, in whose name Leave.EU had registered its new Irish domain, said he knew nothing about it, claimed never to have even heard of Leave.EU, and said his lawyers were looking into it.

Meanwhile ...

Leave.EU claims censorship by Irish government after website crash

Campaign group Leave.EU has claimed it strongly suspects the Irish government has shut down the organisation’s web operation after its website mysteriously went down this morning.
There is no evidence as of yet to show that there has been any involvement by the Irish government in the downfall of the campaign group’s website.

Leave.EU’s head of communications, Andy Wigmore said: “The timing is impeccable that the day after Mr Richmond’s churlish rant in the Irish Parliament, our website gets taken offline. It’s all very convenient.

“We’ll be looking into what’s happened as a matter of urgency. Mr Richmond can rest assured that we’ll be up and running again in no time.”


This led to the following exchange on Twitter:


Did the Irish government just shut us down? 🤣🤔



Leave.EU claims censorship by Irish government after website crash

Neale Richmond

Leave means leave lads, jog on.

At time of writing, Leave.EU's site is still down. Whether this is the result of Irish government action, a random outage or legal action by Sean Power's lawyers is as yet unknown.

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Fri Jan 15, 2021, 07:14 PM

1. For fucks sake

They need to jog on - they have already fucked us all over and quite frankly if the South wants to protect themselves then all power to their elbow.. they are dealing with fascist fuckers and their big fucking fascist lie.

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Fri Jan 15, 2021, 10:40 PM

2. We can always depend on the residents of The Emerald Isle to get their IRISH up!

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