One of the big donors backrolling the Brexit Party called climate activist Greta Thunberg a “nutjob” conspiracy theorist, it can be revealed.
George Farmer (left), son of a Conservative member of the House of Lords, has given £100,000 to the Brexit Party war chest, and is one of the party’s biggest donors.
On 11th September, Farmer (who also founded the controversial pro-Trump student group Turning Point UK) sent out a tweet about Thunberg, who was set to join a climate protest in Washington DC. The Brexit Party donor responded by saying that Thunberg would fit in among the other “nutjobs” who stand outside the White House “telling us that world leaders are all secret lizards”.
Farmer is a close ally of Nigel Farage, and the Brexit Party leader recently attended Farmer’s wedding.
Therefore, it’s unsurprising that climate change denial is prevalent among Brexit Party candidates for the next general election. Indeed, one of the party’s candidates is the “author” Richard Milton, who claims the science behind climate change is “manipulated”.
Farage himself has also claimed that children are “indoctrinated” at school to believe in climate change.
As thousands of people take to the streets today to protest about the environment, it’s clear the Brexit Party is – once again – on the wrong side of a major political issue.