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Fresh from interviewing Donald Trump on GB News – which reached a staggering 208,500 viewers, nearly twice what BBC News could muster at the time – Farage joined former White House strategist Steve Bannon on his Real America’s Voice network show ‘The War Room’.

During the segment, Bannon – who faces a possible prison sentence for refusing to cooperate with the congressional investigation of the Capitol riots – asked his “friend” Farage about the geopolitical threat of China.

He asked whether the “British media class” and “MI6” are listening to what Farage has to say. Farage responded: “It’s a mirror image of what’s happening in America: the British public are way ahead of our political class and most of our media on China.”

The claim from Bannon that “MI6” or the British political establishment are making strategic decisions based solely on what Farage has been tweeting or broadcasting is claptrap. It is not as if the Government has been planning for some time to introduce sweeping new national security laws, such as the National Security and Investment Act, covering Chinese takeovers.

As for Farage’s claim that politicians are complicit towards China: the Liberal Democrats, Labour and several Conservative MPs back calls for branding the treatment of Uyghurs in Xingjang as “genocide”.