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QAnon conspiracy movement has ‘gained a toehold in Britain’

ANTI-FASCIST campaigners warned yesterday that the QAnon conspiracy movement has “gained a toehold” in Britain.

A new poll by Hope Not Hate suggests that 20 per cent of British people have heard of the conspiracy theory and 6 per cent support it in some way.

The survey also found that a quarter of respondents said that they agreed with theories similar to QAnon.

QAnon centres on a theory that there is a global network of elite, child-abusing satanists that includes Hillary Clinton and Bill Gates.

A quarter of the people polled admitted believing that “secret satanic cults exist and include influential elites.”

And 26 per cent agreed that “elites in Hollywood, politics, the media and other powerful positions are secretly engaging in large-scale child trafficking and abuse.”

Some 29 per cent agreed that “there is a single group of people who secretly control events and rule the world together.”

Hope Not Hate says that, despite recent high-profile institutional child-abuse scandals, these theories are “in the realm of dangerous fantasy.”

The FBI has designated QAnon a “domestic terror threat” following a number of kidnappings, car chases and a murder.

Hope Not Hate says that Britain is the second-biggest hub for QAnon internet activity outside the United States.

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