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Brexit leader Nigel Farage has warned there are likely to be ‘many more’ Chinese communist spies operating in Westminster after it was revealed an alleged Chinese spy had donated hundreds of thousands of pounds to leftist politicians in Britain.

Concerns over Chinese espionage within Britain intensified this week after it was revealed that Britain’s MI5 intelligence service had warned the Speaker of the House of Commons that Christine Lee, the founder of the British Chinese Project, would work clandestinely as a spy for Beijing.

Lee was reported to have made some £700,000 in political donations, the vast majority of which went to the Labor Party, in particular Corbyn’s leftist sidekick MP Barry Gardiner. Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davy also received £5,000 from Ms Lee. Both politicians denied being influenced by the CCP.

Commenting on the spy scandal, Brexit’s Nigel Farage said he was not surprised by the revelations, noting that “the British establishment has longed for China”.

‘If there’s a Chinese spy in parliament, you can bet your life is much more than that,’ he said, calling for a ‘full and complete’ investigation into communist China’s ties to the war. British political class.

Mr Farage noted that political figures such as George Osborne – the former right-hand man of former Prime Minister David Cameron – had previously celebrated promoting a ‘golden era’ between Britain and China during their mandate.

Mr Cameron himself has also come under fire for his dealings with China after he tried to set up a £1billion investment fund for Greensill Capital with Chinese partners.

Cameron is not the only former prime minister to seek financial ties to China, with the former Labor Party premier then liaising between Abu Dhabi and the “highest levels of the Communist Party and state-owned enterprises” in the Xinjiang region. China.

Blair also reportedly earned £237,000 – more than his entire annual salary as prime minister – for a single speech delivered in the Chinese industrial city of Dongguan in 2007.

Nigel Farage went on to note that many civil servants, politicians and business leaders have accepted high-level positions in Chinese companies. For example, former BT Group (formerly British Telecom) chief Sir Michael Rake served on the board of controversial telecoms company Huawei from 2019 to 2021.

Other high-profile British figures such as former British Petroleum (BP) CEO Lord John Browne, senior civil servant Sir Andrew Cahn and former University of Southampton Chancellor Dame Helen Alexander have all served in their capacity. advisory to Huawei, which has been accused of being effectively state-owned.

Saturday, the Daily Mail discovered a Youtube video posted by the UK Chinese Journal News account in 2015, in which the alleged Chinese spy revealed that she had lobbied 480 MPs on behalf of the “Chinese community” for the British Chinese Project.

“We were able to impose our concerns directly on Parliament,” she said.

Lee added that his law firm – which was the only UK firm authorized to operate in China – had facilitated opening business relationships with Chinese companies in the UK and helped British companies to operate in China.

The newspaper then reported that Ms Lee’s website, which has since been taken down, described her as a legal adviser to the Chinese Embassy in the UK.

As well as lobbying “Chinese Community” MPs, Lee is also said to have campaigned for the pro-EU Remain movement during the 2016 Brexit referendum, raising questions about possible Chinese influence on the vote.

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