The Guardian reports:
A key supporter of Nigel Farage and Donald Trump has provoked ridicule after using his landmark 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.
Mappin, not incidentally, is a Scientologist.
John Mappin – one of the founders of Turning Point UK who flies a Qanon flag over his castle (yes you read that right) – has recently produced a 2 minute rap song in support of President Trump and encouraged followers to share it in Qanon groups. Here is that rap. pic.twitter.com/1Nb5IQHzDu
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Understand His comms.
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Appreciate God’s Symbols.
— JOHN MAPPIN (@JohnMappin) January 4, 2020
Strictly on the #Q T.
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Do pass by for tea!@realDonaldTrump @Scavino45 @DonaldJTrumpJr @GrrrGraphics @prayingmedic @Qanon76 @DroidRees @EyesOnQ @q_drops @andywigmore @w_terrence @SteveHiltonx #QAnons #WWG1WGA pic.twitter.com/wpMe03pCWI
— JOHN MAPPIN (@JohnMappin) January 9, 2020
I will be INTERVIEWED next week by @RedPill78 – let’s all have a good look at what has been going on in this world. @realDonaldTrump and his friends are leading the way to Freedom. God is sovereign. pic.twitter.com/f7GimA6FXy
— JOHN MAPPIN (@JohnMappin) January 10, 2020
“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 …” https://t.co/mRgLfygL9Q
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