Fan of Trump and Farage raises far-right 'Q' flag at his Cornish castle - 2020-01-11

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F345.png Fan of Trump and Farage raises far-right 'Q' flag at his Cornish castle January 11, 2020, Mark Townsend, The Guardian

A key supporter of Nigel Farage and Donald Trump has provoked ridicule after using his Cornish castle to fly the flag of a prominent conspiracy theory identified by the FBI as inspiring rightwing violence.

John Mappin, who owns Camelot Castle at Tintagel, used the Victorian hotel to promote a rightwing hoax known as QAnon, which the US intelligence agency has said is a motivator for "domestic extremists" who want to carry out violence in the US.

Mappin is a central figure behind Turning Point UK, the British arm of the pro-Trump American student organisation which has been endorsed by a number of Conservative politicians, including the home secretary, Priti Patel, and Jacob Rees-Mogg, as well as Farage, the leader of the Brexit party.

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{{cite news | first = Mark | last = Townsend | title = Fan of Trump and Farage raises far-right 'Q' flag at his Cornish castle | url = https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jan/11/trum-and-farage-supporter-flies-flag-for-qanon-rar-right-conspiracy | work = The Guardian | date = January 11, 2020 | accessdate = April 19, 2020 }}