George Farmer is one of the Brexit Party’s biggest donors. Piling cash into the party’s coffers, he has donated a whopping £100,000 to Nigel Farage’s war chest since the party’s inception. But who is this Brexit big donor?
George Farmer is the son of Lord Farmer, a Conservative member of the House of Lords. He works for his father’s hedge fund, Red Kite, and formerly as an investment banker.
But George is not a political grandee like his father. He’s 28 years-old and has only fairly recently graduated from Oxford University, where he mixed with some of the universities most controversial and elite societies.
During his time at Oxford, Farmer was the social secretary of the Oxford University Conservative Association, which was forced to disaffiliate from the University in 2012 after it was revealed that Farmer and the club’s Treasurer had failed to pay a £1,200 restaurant bill.
However, unwilling to cough up cash was not a feature of Farmer’s time at the Association. A few years earlier, in 2009, Farmer and his father bankrolled the club after it was kicked out of the university for a race row.
The University took action after candidates for election to the Tory governing committee were asked at a “hustings” to tell the most racist joke they knew and name their “least favourite minority”.
However, Farmer wasn’t shy to step in to save this scandal-hit organisation. The fresh-faced Farmer took over as Treasurer and provided over £2,000 via his father to sustain the organisation, according to the Daily Mail.
But Farmer’s ties to elite Oxford clubs don’t end there. He was also a member of the Bullingdon Club – the society for self-adoring posh boys. Boris Johnson, David Cameron and George Osborne are all former members of the Bullingdon, which has a reputation for extreme debauchery.
The society certainly lived up to this reputation during Farmer’s era, as its members were accused of going on a “rampage” at a smart hotel.
Kitted in their £3,500 Bullingdon uniform of navy tailcoats, golden waistcoats and silk blue bow ties, Farmer and his pals also went on a hunting trip to South Africa. Their private jet came with a bottle of Moet champagne in each seat, which they supped before venturing on their sand grouse shoot.
Now graduated from Oxford, Farmer is married to Candace Owens, a controversial pro-Trump commentator. The couple share political views, and have said that when they are in a bad mood, they watch clips of Donald Trump being voted in as President of the USA. Farmer helped to set up the UK branch of the controversial right-wing organisation, Turning Point, which Owens is closely affiliated to.
Together, they have become a right-wing power couple in the eyes of their followers. On Twitter, he shares ideas about “Cultural Marxism” and censorship on university campuses. In September, he sent a tweet calling climate change activist Greta Thunberg a “nutjob” conspiracy theorist.
Oh, and he’s also bankrolling the Brexit Party.
If ever you needed more evidence that the Brexit Party is definitely not the party of ordinary people, here you have it.