Arron Banks, the biggest donor to Ukip, has said that he is “sick to death of hearing about” the Hillsborough stadium disaster in which 96 people died, describing it as an “awful accident” that “could have happened anywhere, anytime” in the 1980s. He also accused one of his critics of “milking a tragedy forever”.
The millionaire businessman was reacting to a tweet on Tuesday by the Daily Mirror columnist Brian Reade after Paul Nuttall, Ukip’s leader, admitted that claims on his website that he had lost close friends in the disaster were false.
After Reade criticised Nuttall, Banks replied:
After Reade remarked that he was “sorry you’re sick” of hearing about the disaster, Banks went on:
Banks’s comments were greeted with disbelief by Hillsborough campaigners. Charlotte Hennessey,…