British Trump Cultist Flies #QAnon Flag Over His Castle

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.