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Ukip Donor Arron Banks Could Have Better Spent His £900,000 On These 7 Things Instead

02/10/2014 12:58 BST | Updated 02/10/2014 13:59 BST
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BRISTOL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01: Leader of Ukip Nigel Farage (L) holds a press conference with the party's new donor Arron Banks on October 1, 2014 in Bristol, England. Former Tory donor, businessman Arron Banks has pledged to give Ukip a £1,000,000 GBP donation. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Ukip's new backer, former Tory party donor Arron Banks, pledged yesterday to give the party a massive £1 million donation, in a huge boost for its coffers ahead of next year's election.

Banks, who has previously given tens of thousands of pounds to the Tories, said the donation was ten times bigger than originally planned as he had been enraged after Commons Leader William Hague mocked him as "nobody".

Speaking at a press conference in Bristol, the insurance guru told reporters that he hoped his donation would mean that "Mr Hague will know who I am".

Given Banks seemingly threw Ukip an extra £900,000 just to spite Hague, could there have been better ways of spending it? Here are 7 ideas.

7 things Arron Banks could spend £900k rather than to spite William Hague