Andrew Griffith raises ‘significant concern’ after Coutts judged ex-Ukip leader ‘did not align’ with its values

Britain’s biggest banks will be summoned to a meeting with the City minister, as he raised “significant concern” over the recent closure of Nigel Farage’s bank account with Coutts.

Andrew Griffith will send a letter on Monday to the bosses of 19 banks including Barclays, Lloyds and NatWest to warn the government is prepared to “take the action necessary” to protect freedom of speech.

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