The site is expected to become very popular almost immediately
Arron Banks, who donated around £7million to the Leave.EU campaign, and former press adviser to Nigel Farage, Michael Heaver, will use the social media reach of the Leave campaign to generate huge traffic for the new ‘Westmonster’ site.
Heaver and Banks will own 50 per cent each of the website, with 27-year-old Heaver becoming the site’s chief editor.
Westmonster is modelled on the Drudge Report, a politically conservative US aggregator site that generates huge traffic, and will launch with an article by former Ukip leader Nigel Farage.
In a huge boost for Brexiteers, the site is the first step towards establishing a pro-Brexit news aggregator in Britain, following the success of anti-establishment media sites in the US which helped boost popularity for President-elect Donald Trump.
The site will publish some original news, as well as articles from celebrity writers and a few backbench MPs but will predominantly collect anti-establishment news from around the world to distribute to its readership.
Ukip donor Arron Banks will launch the new anti-establishment site tomorrow
The site is set to launch just hours before Trump’s inauguration – an event which will be attended by Mr Banks as well as Farage and Banks’s business associate Andy Wigmore.
Banks has booked out an entire floor of a hotel close to the White House for a party on Saturday night to celebrate Trump’s inauguration.
There are even hopes that Trump will attend the bash at the Hay-Adams Hotel, along with Banks’s close friend Phil Bryant, the Governor of Mississippi.
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British politician Nigel Farage arrives at Trump Tower on December 15, 2016 in New York City. President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration.
Chief Brexiteer Banks has given millions to Brexit campaigns and is expected to use the 800,000 Facebook followers from Leave.EU, which he co-founded, to boost traffic for the new Westmonster site.
Leave.EU also has more than 116,000 followers on Twitter – giving the new Westmonster site a potential following of one million before a single article has been published.
Speaking to George Galloway earlier this week, the businessman claimed the single currency could mark the end for the crumbling Brussels bloc.
Arron Banks with George Galloway during an interview for RT
He said: “It’s clear to all to see that if these countries don’t exit the Euro they’re going down the road of destruction.
“We can compare the European Union to the Titanic that has hit the iceberg.
“The people at the top are still drinking their Martini’s while the basement is filling up with water and the thing is going to sink.”