Tory MPs back youth group with apparent links to US far right - 2019-02-04

F345.png Tory MPs back youth group with apparent links to US far right February 4, 2019, Peter Walker, The Guardian

A number of Conservative MPs have praised the work of a new UK rightwing youth pressure group that is said to have links to far-right conspiracy theorists, and has in the US been accused of anti-Islam views and connections to racism.

On Sunday, MPs including Jacob Rees-Mogg and Priti Patel tweeted supportive messages for Turning Point UK, the offshoot of a controversial organisation established in the US.

The UK outpost is headed by George Farmer, a Conservative donor and son of a Tory peer, who has been pictured (below second left) socialising with Paul Joseph Watson (second right), a senior editor at the far-right conspiracy theory website Infowars, and frequently retweets him. Watson has also praised Turning Point.

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{{cite news | author = Peter Walker | title = Tory MPs back youth group with apparent links to US far right | url = https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/feb/04/tory-mps-back-rightwing-youth-group-turning-point-uk | work = The Guardian | date = February 4, 2019 | accessdate = February 7, 2019 }}