A UKIP candidate suspended in a row over anti-semitic Facebook posts is a member of a group claiming Queen Elizabeth II leads a global “Illuminati and mafia” conspiracy.
Among numerous conspiracy theory groups which Anna-Marie Crampton has joined on social media, the official homepage of Awake, aware and part of the solution depicts the UK’s head of state at the top of of an Eye of Providence:
The diagram suggests that Her Maj’ controls a so-called “Council of 13” containing a representative of the Rothschild banking family. This would tally with the anti-semitic posts linked to Crampton’s account, which claim the Rothschilds are part of a “Zionist” dynasty responsible for World War II.
Before she was suspended and deleted her Twitter account yesterday, Crampton used it to plead for her political life, insisting:
“I’m NOT antisemitic. I NEVER said I do not believe in the holocaust. I’ve clearly been trolled. I do post on Zionism as a political movement”
Contrary to reports elsewhere, no evidence has emerged of Crampton denying the holocaust — but her Facebook account was indeed used to blame it on a Jewish conspiracy.
Crampton has yet to explain away apparent praise for forged The Protocols of the Elders of Zion — arguably the most notorious anti-semitic tract ever produced — as containing “all you need to know”:
Fruit cakes and loonies and closet racists, eh?