Nowfrom Ukip the celebration he moneyed Arron Banks is developing a political activity of his very own. We fulfilled the poor&& nbsp; young boy of Brexit prior to short article 50 was caused as well as&& nbsp; discovered his passions go much past leaving Europe

It is 5 days prior to short article 50 is caused, as well as Im being in the sunlight outside a bar in Islington with the guy that moneyedBrexit If success exists with any person this weekend break, it perhaps exists with Arron Banks.

ThoughNigel Farage is the face of Brexit, Arron Banks is the guy that made it feasible. He acquiredBrexit Or a minimum of spent for it. Until 2014 he was an unidentified Bristol entrepreneur. Now hes the most significant political contributor in British political background. The most effective. He placed even more loan right into moneying the Leave project compared to any person else greater than 7m. He contributed his office, his computer system tools, his elderly personnel. Hes the founder ofLeave EU, the supposed provisionary wing of the Leave project, pioneered by his close adviser NigelFarage, as well as hes currently considering his following step: taking an axe to the remainder of the legislative system.

Hejust started putting his loan right into national politics in earnest in 2014 with a splashy contribution to Ukip yet hes currently from the celebrationas well as in the throes of developing a brand-new activity. In his views: the seats of greater than 100 Remain MPs. Although, hes not partial hes intending to displace allpoor MPs. (BadMPs being, regarding I could construct out, any person from Oxford PPE-ists to individuals hes had a squabble with on Twitter.) He informs me hes dealing with Steve Hilton, David Camerons previous head of technique, ahead up with a factors system that qualities them on their awfulness, as well as from that heck create a target listing of one of the most disliked individuals.

Itwill certainly be that specifying sensation of our age: a grassroots activity moneyed as well as constructed by a multimillionaire. And, possibly, the following political quake. Taking us from Europe was only action among the large disturbance, it ends up. Next up: the celebration political system, as well as the damage of the conventional borders in between left as well as.

Andif that seems like a stretch, well, weve been right here prior to. Banks has the cash, the drive as well as, as weve more recently involved understand, the links. He as well as his organisation companion, Andy Wigmore, along with Nigel Farage as well as Raheem Kassam, the editor of Breitbart London, are the so-called poor kids ofBrexit Theyre essential companions in a transatlantic partnership, the deepness as well as level which is just currently, gradually, entering into the light. An partnership that has actually been grown for several years by SteveBannon, Donald Trumps primary planner.

Thesunlight is beaming. Douglas Carswell, Ukips just MP as well as Bankss temporal adversary, had simply surrendered from the celebration Banks plans to stand versus him as well as defeat him; he plays to win in the following basic political election. He has actually simply gotten on the phone with Farage, that he states is cockahoop. Everything is going specifically to strategy.

Theneedle on popular opinion has actually moved until now currently. And aiming to change it back is as tough as it was for us to change it the various other means. Theres individuals objecting, all the remainder of it. But the truth is, theyre not mosting likely to change popular opinion. It has actually moved. It is just what it is. Its long-term.

Itstough to say with this concept of long-term transformation. And component of it a large component, he appreciates informing me was playing as well as defeating the media at its very own video game. As entrepreneurs, we took a seat with a tidy sheet of paper as well as stated, How do we defeat these individuals? And after that we identified just how the mainstream media functions just how they run as well as we transformed it back on them.

Weexercised the best ways to take their outrage, the best ways to take their discomfort in your situation as well as feed it back right into the system. You understand we invested 12-14m on the project? And we determined just what our column inches as well as TELEVISION protection deserved. It mored than 150 m.

Allwhich makes me ask yourself: just what is the video game hes playing right here, currently? A month earlier I talked to Andy Wigmore,Leave EUs supervisor of interactions, and also as an outcome of just what he disclosed to me, the ElectoralCommission is currently examining whetherLeave EUneeds to have stated the contribution of solutions by a firm mostly had by Robert Mercer, the billionaire that moneyed Trump, as well as that functions carefully with Steve Bannon.

Bankssmemoir, TheBad Boys of Brexit, was created for him in the Jeremy Clarkson design, as well as the entire visual is TopGear A great deal of individuals depict Farage, Banks as well as Wigmore as the 3 stooges: Clarkson, James May as well as the Hamster (RichardHammond), the cheerful that basically unintentionally took the nation fromEurope But thats not my sight. Theyre clever, as well as in triangulation with Bannon there has actually been a substantial quantity of technique as well as most importantly an understanding of modern technology behind every little thing theyve done. This simply seems like the following phase. Ukip was the host body, as well as currently theyre pupating.

Andy Wigmore commemorates with Arron Banks in Westminster on 24 June 2016, the day after the UK elected to leave the EU. Photograph: Ben Cawthra/Rex/Shutterstock

Whatevs, states Banks when I raise the ElectoralCommission I do not provide an apes just what the Electoral Commission states.

Tobe clear, the Electoral Commission guidelines typically aren't standards for the tombola at the town fete. Hes discussing UK selecting regulation. Electoral regulation that DamianTambini, supervisor of the media plan job at the LSE, states isn't really suitable for function. Tambini consulted with the regulatory authorities as well as various other events as well as theyve signed up with pressures today to require a legislative compensation to quickly evaluate it.

Modernonline marketing has actually basically transformed every little thing, Tambini informs me. And the existing structure is defenseless as well as entirely weak. The expense of structure data sources, loan put right into third-party projects, overseas investing these were either mostly or absolutely uncontrolled. There is not any kind of means, with existing regulations, of ensuring a reasonable as well as cost-free political election.

Oras Banks places it: We were simply cleverer compared to the regulatory authorities as well as the political leaders. Of program we were.

Hedidnt break the regulation, he states. He pressed the limit of every little thing, right to the side. It was battle. And later on: Youre seeking a cigarette smoking weapon yet theres a cigarette smoking weapon on every table! And nobody cares. No one cares!

Banksis a bettor: both determined as well as negligent. Its his option to do the meeting in the bar. His to obtain penetrated the wine. He suches as the adventure of this, the video game. And he suches as winning a lot more. His major organisation is insurance policy, as well as computing the probabilities after that defeating them is just what he does. Brexit: a 7m wager that was just what? An financial investment? And if so, right into just what?

An endure brand-new Brexit globe, clearly, yet theres likewise this brand-new activity hes broadcasting for the very first time. He has plan concepts that are either extreme or nuts, potentially both (selling all federal government home to produce a sovereign riches fund to money brand-new real estate). Hes recommending points that are really cutting-edge in the swollen globe of UK national politics: seeking to youths; straining old, rich people.

Buttheres other schedule in play, also. And minutes right into my very first inquiry, concerning Trump, he has actually segued. We had no Russian loan right into Brexit, he states. Ive had 2 extremely wonderful lunches with the Russian ambassador, where Andy as well as I obtained totally pissed. And thats it. Why wouldnt you? Why wouldnt I have as well as go lunch with him? Wed fulfilled mediators as well as all type of various individuals. Not a solitary cent of Russian loan has actually been taken into Brexit.

Whichwould certainly be a completely practical solution, if he had actually been asked if Russia had actually placed loan right intoBrexit But he hadnt. He asked as well as addressed his very own inquiry. I learn about his six-hour lunches at the Russian consular office, not the very least due to the fact that he resolves blogging about among them in TheBad Boys of Brexit Its Trumps connect to Russia, Im inquiring about, not his, yet he brings it right away around to himself. Or to be a lot more precise, he makes a similarity in between them. Come on! When I ask him just what he makes of the allegations versus Trump, he states. Ive obtained a Russian spouse. I obtained a very early preference of it concerning 6 years earlier when the DailyMailplaced her on the front web page as well as called her a Russian spy.

Hesdescribing an event in 2010 prior to any person recognized that he was, when his spouse, Katya Banks previously Ekaterina Paderina showed up combined with a lawsuit entailing a thought Russian spy. She got on the front web page as a Russian spy! I was eliminating myself. It was extremely amusing.

Whatoccurred was this: a 64- year-old MP for Portsmouth, Mike Hancock, that got on the Commons protection choose board, initiated a four-year event with an additional Ekaterina, the striking 24- year-old Ekaterina Zatuliveter, which he fulfilled in St Petersburg as well as later on made his scientist. MI5 thought she was benefiting Russian knowledge as well as related to the Home Office to deport on the premises of nationwide protection. She appealed as well as her situation was brought prior to the Special Immigration Appeal Commission

Someof the proof was held behind shut doors yet the judgment is thorough as well as complete, as well as entirely engaging analysis. She had formerly had an event with an elderly Nato authorities as well as a Dutch mediator. And MI5 divulged that they had actually advised Hancock that he could be being targeted by international representatives he had actually had a string of Russian as well as eastern European partners.

Thecourt, Mr Justice Mitting, listened to all the proof, consisting of passages from Zatuliveters journal, which she had actually specified in her initial proof that she didnt have (she generated it on the very first day of the test, claiming she had actually ignored it) as well as regulationed in her favour, ending that she was a premature girl with a reasonable crush on an older guy. In recap, he composed: We could not leave out the opportunity that we have actually been gulled yet, if we have actually been, it has actually been by a carefully qualified as well as very experienced operative.

Bankssspouse, Katya, enters into the tale due to the fact that, inning accordance with follow-up records in numerous papers, she likewise had connect to Hancock prior to she fulfilled as well as weddedBanks Her very first spouse in a marital relationship of simply 3 months was a retired vendor seafarer, EricButler The Home Office believed it was a marital relationship of ease as well as aimed to deport her, whereupon she contacted her neighborhood MP, Hancock, for aid. Butler informed press reporters that he had actually found them looking extremely cosy in the sunroom.

I ask Banks: Did you learn about that little background prior to the tale appeared?

I recognized that she had actually remained in, resided in Portsmouth as well as I recognized yes, I recognized extensively the sort of, you understand, point.

Whatdo you indicate?

Well, extensively that she had actually contacted her neighborhood MP as well as different other points.

Thather ex-husband had stated hed discovered her as well as Hancock with each other?

Well, you understand, thats the wickedness of an ex-husband or spouse, right? Theyre barely in your corner. As much as I could see, its simply a pack of DailyMailexists.

Areyou claiming that she hadnt fulfilled Mike Hancock, after that?

Thejust point thats real in the DailyMail tale is that she with complete confidence talks 6 languages as well as she has the account that would certainly fit a Russian spy. But thats concerning it.

Today, Arron Bankss technique with journalism has actually been this: if he does not like just what they claim, he advises his attorneys at Mishcon de Reya as well as intimidates to take legal action against. He intimidated to take legal action against Matthew Elliott the supervisor of the authorities Vote Leave advocate callingLeave EU racist. He intimidated to take legal action against a thinktank, American Bridge, which showcased him in a write-up qualified The Kremlins TrojanHorses He intimidated to take legal action against the Guardianfor releasing his organisation negotiations as explained in the PanamaPapers He intimidated to take legal action against a paper that explained him as having organisation passions inBelize And he intimidated to take legal action against an analyst on CNN for making sure declarations concerning him on air.

Theycalled me a Russian star! And Ive obtained no sensations somehow aside from having a Russian spouse. I really felt that was simply incorrect. They stated that Brexit was moneyed by theRussians Thats a little bit abundant.

Itsnot abundant to ask the inquiry however, is it?

Ifyou stated as well as existed Russians moneyed Brexit, I would certainly be rather irritated.

Butwhat happens if I claim, Arron, the inquiry is are you a Russian star?

I wouldnt treatment in the least. They stated I was a Russian star which Russian loan had actually moneyed Brexit, as well as it was incorrect. There needs to be a factor where you draw a line in the sand.

Imnot mosting likely to claim that, I inform him. Because its difficult to understand just what the resources of your riches are. Thats the entire concern. Due to the fact that I made a ton of money in the insurance policy market,

Thatsincorrect as well. Im strained in northBristol My loan is made in the UK.

Someof it is. And the remainder? Who understands. Thats my beef, not a lot with him yet our selecting money guidelines. Hes cost-free to give away, although no one understands fairly where the 7m he took into the Leave project originated from, or the millions he took into Ukip: his monetary plans consist of a complicated framework of business based in deceptive low-tax territories. EvenLeave EU was established by an overseas firm. Its the spin-off of STM Fidecs, which the Observerreportedwas integrated in Gibraltar.

InBritain he has his insurer, different protection as well as knowledge business, a brand-new information firm. Hes a supervisor of almost 40 various business making use of a little various variants of his name. He has actually mounted staff members as supervisors of various other business. And after that theres an entire overseas realm. A financial institution he co-owns on the Isle ofMan A variety of points inGibraltar The obsolete covering business, as he explains them, in the British VirginIslands And ruby mines in South Africa he has an entire supply chain of rubies, from mines to stores.

Howseveral business do you in fact have? He shrugs. Ive no concept.

Thisis just how offshore could function: an internet of calculated privacy. An internet that is currently being brought right into national politics. Not simply straight through the cash that Banks is gathering, yet indirectly also. The electronic advertising of the Vote Leave project was offshored also: channelled with a little firm on the west coastline of Canada

InAmerica, the constraints on political financing were taken apart in a 2010 situation, moneyed by Robert Mercer, which an organisation called Citizens United required to the high court, opening the means to Super Pacs political activity boards which have actually ended up being limitless contribution lorries. The amounts in Britain are small in contrast, yet you do not also should produce a system of Pacs: theres no other way of understanding what does it cost? loan was put right into the Leave project prior to the controlled duration (the weeks prior to the project when investing is kept an eye on as well as covered). Banks is establishing up a motion not an event, at the very least. Parties go through some political funding guidelines. Movements arent.

Whyare your business based in low-tax territories without any disclosure needs, I ask Banks.

Whyshould I pay even more tax obligation? he responds to.

Going up Gerry Gunster, Arron Banks, Donald Trump, Nigel Farage, Andy Wigmore as well as Raheem Kassam at Trump Tower in New York, in November 2016, 3 days after Trumps political election success. Photograph: Wigmore/Finn/SplashNews

Becauseyoure a resident of this nation? And it'ses a good idea for medical facilities as well as institutions. Im an internationalist, ALRIGHT? If I have ruby mines in South Africa, why would certainly I sign up a firm in the UK? If youre just an exclusive person,

Itsone point to be an internationalist. But hes not. Hes the guy that moneyedBrexit But just what does it matter? Hes currently informed me the mainstream media wears. That the BBC exists. What you compose is totally worthless due to the fact that its resting under an additional number of documents practically straightaway.

Moreexactly, that should take legal action against in the age of #fakenews, anyhow? Later he provides me a lift to the terminal, as well as Andy Wigmore they call each various other Wiggy as well as Banksy gets on speaker phone. Wigmore has household connect to Belize, as well as he was that nations profession agent to the UKtill January, when the consular service removed him of his polite condition due to his political task. And Banks shed his condition also: he was Belizes unique agent toWales Its all an excellent joke. But what? I claim. Youre informing me you have a polite ticket?

Yes, he states. We both do. Proud British residents both.

ThenWiggy pipelines up: Did you understand Paul Manafort [Trumps ex-campaign manager] is charged of laundering Russian loan with Belize?

AreBanksy as well as Wiggy trolling me? Using me a function author on a remoaner paper to obtain this things out right into the sunshine? But all hopelessly blended with each other? Banks has actually chucked everything at me: his polite keys as well as ruby mines, Russians spies, overseas tax obligation places, circumvention of selecting regulation. All those private realities hold true, yet with each other it seems like one large confected mess? #Fakenews? Is that whats taking place right here? Thats just what it seems like.

Thereis quirkiness threaded with this tale in all type of means. Talking to Banks, my understanding on typical really feels unsafe. Its like the quirkiness of checking out a Trump tweet. The quirkiness of playing just what seems like a top-level video game of chess with Banks, yet in the British design with exchange as well as jokes. Banks has a common sense of humour. One of the very first points he informs me is what does it cost? he appreciates it when Marina Hyde, the Guardians unmatched reporter, tears the piss from him. I lure him non-stop as well as I could inform hes taking pleasure in that, also.

Butthe quirkiness still punctures. When I test Banks to a salute in my pidgin Russian, Theres the minute. You actually do not talk Russian, do you? he states after I unintentionally include someCzech Maybe Im proficient, he states, although he chooses not to claim a solitary word.

Thelifebuoy I locate myself comprehending hold of is an item in last Sundays NewYork Timesby Masha Gessen, the biographer of Putin, that currently stays in the United States. One needs to withstand trafficking in overestimation as well as unverified accusations, she composes. Its meaningless seeking a conspiracy theory, she states. The unbelievable has actually currently taken place. The unbelievable, taking place visible day in day out, not just continuouslies plain our protections yet likewise produces a should see a conspiracy theory large sufficient, a secret horrible sufficient to describe just how this could be taking place to our very own nation.

Andright here also. Out outdoors is that Arron Banks is pro-Putin I inform you just what Im pro, he informs me. Im pro Putin being in fact for his nation. Its not feasible to run that whole nation as a pure freedom. Its not feasible. The entire background of Russia is that there needs to be a person solid in control or it separates.

Outoutdoors is that hes simply stated that freedom isn't really always the solution. Out outdoors is that Nigel Farage has actually elected numerous times in positioning with Russian passions in the European parliament. Out outdoors is that Banks protects Putins intrusion of both Crimea as well as easternUkraine Its 85% ethnic Russian, he states.

Youdo not should take a look at the inputs. Just take a look at the results. Theres no should go seeking a conspiracy theory. Whats here, in ordinary view, is bothering sufficient. Andrew Foxall, the supervisor of the Russian Studies Centre at the Henry Jackson Society, informs me that is the factor he is constantly making. Join the dots that remain in complete sight. Theres a propensity now to see Russian company in every little thing, provided the enhanced understanding. To believe Russia should remain in play.

Thereare commonness that exist anyhow. It so takes place Russia overlaps with the alt-right, as they call it in the United States, as well as the much ideal in Europe, as well as Ukip inBritain Farage has actually belonged to a frying pan-European, pro-Russiannetwork in the European parliament. And Russia assists to help with as well as enhance those discussions.

TheRussian state utilizes various techniques in various nations, as well as occasionally it does not should do a lot whatsoever. Farage was just one of the very first Ukip political leaders to accept RT[Russiasstate broadcaster, previously RussiaToday, which has a network in the UK] in 2007-2008

Itwas something for individuals to be pro-Russiaprior to 2014, Foxall states, yet article Crimea, the MH17rocket that reduced the airplane in Ukraine, the battle criminal activities in Aleppo, the Kremlins techniques are clear. And to be an eager individual because is greatly troubling.

Outoutdoors is Russias technique of feeding as well as motivating reactionary motions inEurope Ben Nimmo, a support expert with the Atlantic Council, explains that the Russian army teaching released in 2014 outlines the features of modern-day war as the integrated use non-military as well as army ways: Economic, polite as well as informative. And using demonstration capacity of the neighborhood populace. Nimmo research studies disinformation as well as states that the much ideal as well as Russia are connected with each other in a solitary network.

Soafter the Berlin assault, PaulJoseph Watson[a British far-right activist with a huge following on social media] was just one of the very first that entered with a multitude of tweets criticizingIslam And that was grabbing an RTreport. Theres this massive convergence in between Russia as well as the much. Its the resistance to western liberalism that joins them. From the Kremlins perspective its due to the fact that they dislike freedom as well as openness, yet it likewise requires despising gay marital relationship as well as wishing to outlaw the Quran as well as being pro-Christianityas well as whites.

Alsovisible, mounted by a gold door, is the nearness of the transatlantic partnership. Farage, Wigmore as well as Banks could act as well as seem like Clarkson, May as well as the Hamster yet, ideologically, theyre the darkness gamers of Trump, Bannon as well as Mercer

Itwas information analytics company Cambridge Analytica that led me to understanding Robert Mercers duty in all this; in the wonderful disturbance of the political landscape on 2 continents; his tactical as well as collaborated assault on the mainstream media as well as its substitute with an alternate on the internet network. But its Steve Bannon that built these web links throughout the Atlantic.

Bannonwas the one that laid out in 2012 to locate European variations of the tea ceremony activity as well as he has actually grown a close partnership with Farage as well as Ukip since. With Robert Mercers billions, hes sustained them initially through Breitbart as well as more recently throughout the mandate project. He guided Mercers Cambridge Analytica to offer its aid also. On the day short article 50 was activated today, Nigel Farage elevated his pint glass to salute Well done Bannon, he stated. Well done,Breitbart You assisted with this extremely.

Outoutdoors is this, Bankss declaration to me: What youre discussing is the level to which the Russians in fact allows claim they affected the Brexit ballot. Say Im pro-Putin Nigel stated hes not anti-Putin, if thats the ideal word. But all weve stated is that there are components of just what Russians do that we do not differ with. We do not concur with every little thing theyre doing, like killing reporters in the road.

I disturb him. Youre claiming, on the document, that you do not concur with killing reporters on the road?

Illjust claim it when, he states.

Weboth laugh. Though potentially just one people has a somewhat piercing side to our voice.

Dismiss, sidetrack, discouragement. This, Nimmo informs me, is the timeless Russian disinformation technique. You wash details like you wash loan. You pass it with a collection of various bodies. You send it from one covering company/mouthpiece to an additional. You perplex its beginnings. You chuck in a disturbance. You produce outrage.

Nigel Farage then Ukip celebration chairman Steve Crowther with their brand-new contributor, Arron Banks, in Bristol,2014 Photograph: Matt Cardy/GettyImages

Andin this context, I ask yourself if thats me. Have I been brushed as the vector? The representative of disinformation. The vessel where their clambered, secured, puzzling message is passing. Maybe this is just a summary of all reporters in all meeting circumstances. Its simply normally some superstar aiming to flog their narrative.

Whatis Banks flogging? Andrew Breitbart, the creator as well as educating spirit of Breitbart, thought national politics is downstream from society. First transform the society, after that the national politics will certainly adhere to. Take the existing society as well as discreetly misshape it. Banks has introduced a brand-new national politics website, Westmonster, as well as in his views is the Westminster elite as well as the municipal elite. He degrees this at me. I explain: Youre the independently informed multimillionaire whos resting right here consuming alcohol gewurztraminer in Islington

Theembarassment, I believe, is that he can have been a leftie. There is a solid touch of social justice that goes through him. Or social something. Chippiness becomes part of it. But thats no poor point. But hes not a leftie. And in the United States, the long-term transformation is well in progress. Steve Bannon is masterminding a quiet successful stroke: the organizations of federal government are being methodically taken apart. The relationship of residents to the state is being re-engineered. Trump, the entrepreneur, is redefining them as customers. Last week the United States us senate authorized the right of telecommunications business to market their consumers surfing backgrounda substantial progression in renegotiating the partnership in between people as well as their civil liberties from that of autonomous individuals to finish customers. This is federal government as system syndicate. Government as designed on Google as well asFacebook And whats coming is system freedom, where the company/government keeps the right to transform the customer contract any time. And its information the intimate details of you, your individual life, your background, your connections, your needs as well as desires, your ideas thats the resource of their power, authenticity, resources. Harvested, recorded, marketed, fed right into the panopticon: complete security, complete control, complete power.

Ivebegan to believe that Brexit isn't really our Trump minute. Thats whats following 2016 will certainly be absolutely nothing alongside the basic political election of 2020, our year of projection.

BeforeI fulfill Banks, I enjoy him chatting on phase at a trade convention called MasterInvestor Due to the fact that I had actually suched as Leave, I found out of it. EUs Facebook web page as well as Im currently in their million-strong data source. This isn't really simply a million individuals, to be clear. Its the whole socials media of a million individuals. I had actually obtained an e-mail welcoming me to the occasion, held by Bankss wonderful close friend, Jim Mellon.

Mellonis an additional entrepreneur that gave away toLeave EU. He made millions in the very early 90 s in Russia in uranium mining, spending $100,000in a firm that deserved $2.5 bn 2 years later on. He does not live in Britain. The guy that presented Banks to Farage, that brought the Brexit group with each other, wasnt in fact qualified to enact the mandate. He stays in Ibiza as well as the Isle ofMan Article50as offered you by real patriots, international contributors, multimillionaires, Belizean ticket owners as well as tax obligation expatriations.

I ask Banks concerning the e-mail I obtained, marketing the occasion. The insurance policy uses hes sending out toLeave EU customers. The use his political data source for industrial functions

JimMellon is my close friend, he states. Why shouldnt I? Its my information.

Well, no, its not. Its my information. Your information. Its whats at the heart of all this. Steve Bannon understands this, as well as Robert Mercer understands this, as well as Arron Banks understands this. His day work, among them insurance policy is about information. We understand every little thing concerning everybody, he states. We get every little thing.

Thefight for information is where the following basic political election will certainly be dealt with. Politics is battle, states SteveBannon And Banks is currently from the trenches.

Politicsis battle. Politics is organisation. Business is national politics. There are no wall surfaces in between them anymore. Silos, as they call it in the technology globe. There are no silos. Its all one, currently snared, linked, indivisible.

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