Another Brexit Party conference venue received EU funding

Can you spot a Tory election lie?

Take the Lie Detector

After reporting last week that the Brexit Party’s conference venue in Doncaster received £1 million in European Union funding, we have discovered that a second venue also benefitted from EU funds.


The EPIC Centre in Lincoln, an events facility attached to the Lincolnshire Showground – to be used by the Brexit Party during its upcoming autumn conference tour, opened in 2008 after receiving support from the European Regional Development Fund.

Although it’s unclear exactly how much money the EPIC Centre received, the European Regional Development Fund was listed as one of the project’s principal funders when it opened.

Nigel Farage is familiar with the modern, EU-funded venue, having made a speech there in May criticising the European Union.

The additional irony is that the EPIC Centre prides itself on its green credentials. When it opened in 2008, it boasted of being “the largest purpose built green event centre in the UK”. Meanwhile, Farage has said that young people are indoctrinated to believe in climate change, and recently mocked Prince Charles for taking the environment seriously.

Rather than hosting a stand-alone party conference, the Brexit Party is touring the country – putting on events in at least 11 areas. Perhaps they’re trying to collect all the UK’s EU-funded conference venues.

Highlight the hypocrisy of Brexit Party MEPs: tell them to give up their salaries to people who will suffer because of Brexit

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Your privacy

Scram News is part of Scram Media Limited (Scram Media). We and our partners use technology such as cookies on our websites to provide social media features, personalise content and advertising, and analyse our traffic. Click Accept All to consent to the use of this technology across our sites and the wider web. Alternatively, click Manage Settings to personalise your consent choices.

Manage settings |
Manage Settings