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Brexit party MEPs' links to alt-right media agenda exposed - 2019-08-18

F345.png Brexit party MEPs' links to alt-right media agenda exposed August 18, 2019, Michael Savage, The Guardian

Brexit party politicians appeared on programmes that have hosted conspiracy theorists and promoted the views of prominent figures on the hard right, an analysis has found.

Nigel Farage's party, which won the most UK seats in the European elections only months after its launch, is still scoring above 10% in the polls and could prevent prime minister Boris Johnson securing a majority in a snap general election.

It has steered away from the hard-right policies pursued by Farage's former party, Ukip. However, several MEPs have appeared on shows that have broadcast conspiracy theories and retweeted messages from alt-right figures, according to the anti-racism campaign Hope Not Hate. It also found MEPs had retweeted prominent figures on the far right.

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{{cite news | first = Michael | last = Savage | title = Brexit party MEPs' links to alt-right media agenda exposed | url = https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/18/brexit-party-meps-links-alt-right-media-conspiracy-theories-revealed | work = The Guardian | date = August 18, 2019 | accessdate = August 20, 2019 }}