Nigel Farage has claimed that “globalists” are using the coronavirus pandemic to push their agenda.
In a recent comment piece for Newsweek, the Brexit Party leader claimed that “Tony Blair and other high-minded, holier-than-though [sic] types see the coronavirus pandemic as the springboard they needed to launch the final phase of their elitist, establishment-driven plan that would allow unelected, unaccountable, under-qualified puppets to dictate people's lives.”
Later in the article Mr Farage makes reference to “numerous reports” of “Goldman Sachs executives” having a say in EU policy, “behind closed doors, of course.”
The former UKIP politician has previously been cautioned over pushing conspiracy theories.
In 2019, the Guardian found that Mr Farage had appeared six times on the Alex Jones talk show, in which he repeatedly used words and phrases such as “globalists” and “new world order”, which regularly feature in antisemitic tropes.
At the time, a spokesman for the Board of Deputies said: “It is vital that our politicians distance themselves from conspiracy theories and conspiracy theorists, including those who trade in antisemitic tropes.
“We would call on Nigel Farage to repudiate these ideas and to commit not to dignify oddball nasties like Alex Jones with his presence again.”