Woolfe said: "Today UKIP has read the disturbing allegations by Peter Oborne, former chief political commentator at the Telegraph, that the paper's management have suppressed coverage of the HSBC tax evasion scandal because they feared losing lucrative bank advertising revenue. We must now turn to the BBC management and ask a similar question: just how much has the £22m the national broadcaster received from EU institutions over seven years tainted their news coverage?"
"BBC bias in favour of the EU 'project' has been obvious for years. However, figures on the Financial Transparency website of the European Commission now indicate just how deeply the BBC benefits from the goodwill of the EU elite. Between 2007 and 2013 the BBC was paid more than £22m by the European Union."
"These funds are not identified as EU money in the BBC's annual report."
"This is not the only fraud in BBC news coverage. Current affairs programmes often interview allegedly independent 'experts' on EU issues without mentioning the 'experts' receive funding from EU institutions."
The BBC received from the EU, by year:
Total: €30,180,057 (£22,382,997 at exchange rate Feb 18, 2015)
Notes for editors
European Commission Transparency website:
Research by Dr Richard North on eureferendum.com: