Nigel Farage has urged Britons to boycott Chinese-made products to “stop the rise of this horrible, communist regime” following what he perceives as a fracturing of the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing network after New Zealand rejected plans to challenge its major trading partner, China.
The Brexit leader made the remarks on Thursday after New Zealand’s foreign minister rejected calls from allies in the Five Eyes to expand its remit to include a political scope that would include challenging China.
“We are uncomfortable with expanding the remit of the Five Eyes relationship,” Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta said this week.
Farage said that New Zealand — which with Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and Canada form the Five Eyes — was essentially “launching a new close alliance with China and they are effectively leaving the Five Eyes intelligence network”.
“We have just lost one of our closest