Cash Rolls In
Earlier than 2018, Mr. Robinson had principally relied on small donations from his working-class supporters in Britain, however the sudden consideration from the USA opened floodgates for brand new cash.
An evaluation by The Instances of Mr. Robinson’s monetary information, in addition to publicly obtainable data, means that he has introduced in not less than $2 million since 2018. He raised some cash himself — together with by promoting his gated house north of London for $1.1 million (810,000 kilos) — however different funding got here from beneficiant worldwide supporters. Between March and Might of that yr, Mr. Robinson acquired almost £435,000 from supporters, many in the USA and Canada, in accordance with Caolan Robertson, a former affiliate of Mr. Robinson who offered a screenshot displaying the account stability from this era.
He mentioned that Mr. Shillman paid roughly $7,000 a month, for a yr, by means of a right-wing Canadian media outlet referred to as Insurgent Media, and that Alex Jones, the host of Infowars, “transferred $20,000 to us now and again to purchase cameras and equipment and develop our content material.”
Bitcoin evaluation additionally exhibits that Robinson acquired greater than $60,000 in small donations between 2018 and 2020, in accordance with John Bambenek, a pc safety researcher.
Mr. Dowson, the far-right activist and fund-raiser, mentioned Mr. Robinson as soon as advised him that he may introduce him to folks in the USA “who would give us £300,000 to impress and fire up hate towards Muslims.” Mr. Robinson denied saying this.
Not too long ago, questions have been raised about what Mr. Robinson has completed together with his cash. Not one of the 10 corporations linked to him in Britain have ever filed monetary statements, regardless of authorized necessities. Solely two stay lively and Mr. Robinson used his spouse’s identify, or aliases, to run lots of them.
In 2014, Mr. Robinson was jailed for 18 months for mortgage fraud and extra lately, in March, he was accused by his former affiliate Mr. Robertson in a report from the information outlet The Unbiased of utilizing donations to pay for prostitutes and cocaine, which he denied.