Legatum and Christopher Chandler correction and apology

PUBLISHED: 00:01 23 August 2018 | UPDATED: 08:53 23 August 2018

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In the March 15 edition of The New European, the Mandrake diary item written by Tim Walker and titled “Mum’s the word” contained a number of inaccuracies.

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Firstly, the diary item said that the Legatum think tank was being wound up. In fact, the Legatum entity which was wound up in the Cayman Islands was not the Legatum Institute Foundation in the UK, and the Legatum think tank continues its varied research and programmatical work.

Secondly, the item said that Christopher Chandler was “a big backer of Brexit”. In fact, Christopher Chandler is not a big backer of Brexit, and has never publicly commented on Brexit or donated to any organisations campaigning for or against Britain remaining in the EU.

Finally, the diary item implied that Christopher Chandler is among the donors to the Institute of Economic Affairs (“IEA”). Christopher Chandler does not donate to the IEA, nor has he ever done so.

We are happy to apologise to Legatum and Christopher Chandler and set the record straight.

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