July 2019 in two by-elections in Gloucester.  They didn`t win either.  Two days before the 2019 European elections, Farage accused the electoral commission of “interfering in the electoral process” after the independent watchdog went to the Party`s headquarters for “active oversight and regulation” of political party funding.  Official donations of 500 pounds or more must be made by an “authorized donor” who should be either someone on the British electoral roll or a company registered with Companies House and operating in the United Kingdom. Asked if the party accepts foreign currency donations, Farage replied: “Absolutely not, we only take Sterling – end of conversation.” The Shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, called for a “full, open and transparent investigation into Mr Farage`s funding.”  On Sky News in May 2019, alyn Smith claimed that the Brexit party was “a shell company that is a money laundering front.” The Brexit party has threatened to take legal action if Smith does not withdraw his claim.  Smith apologised unreservedly and admitted that he had no evidence of his charge and donated the party`s legal fees and the Help for Heroes charity.  “If Johnson were to follow this path, I would support him 100%, and by the next general election, there would be a real possibility of a free trade agreement on the Canadian model.” The Northern Ireland Protocol, known as the Irish Backstop, was an annex to the November 2018 draft agreement outlining provisions to avoid a hard border in Ireland after the UK`s withdrawal from the European Union. The protocol provided for a provision of the safety net to deal with the circumstances in which satisfactory alternative arrangements were to come into force at the end of the transition period. This project has been replaced by a new protocol that will be described as follows. On the European Union side, the European Parliament also approved the ratification of the agreement on 29 January 2020 and the Council of the European Union approved the conclusion of the agreement by e-mail on 30 January 2020.
 That is why, on 30 January 2020, the European Union also tabled its instrument for ratification of the agreement, concluding the agreement and allowing it to enter into force on the date of the UK`s withdrawal from the EU on 31 January 2020, at 11 .m GMT. The Brexit party officially has three members, as the electoral commission requires that at least two designated members be registered as a political party. The three members are currently Nigel Farage, Nomini Officer Tracy Knowles and Treasurer Mehrtash A`Zami.