Fothergill approached the Free Speech Union after his bank’s letter.
Toby Young, the union’s founder, told The Times: “People who’ve been debanked contact the Free Speech Union all the time, but even I was shocked by this story. If you respond to a bank’s request for feedback in good faith you shouldn’t lose your account if you say something it doesn’t like. That‘s the kind of thing we’d expect to happen in Communist China, not a supposedly free country like ours.”
James Beal, The Times, 1st July 2023.