Analysis: Policy Network: Recapturing the ‘Reluctant Radicals’: Marley Morris discusses the recent Counterpoint research for Policy Network: “‘Reluctant radicals’ who offer uncommitted and indecisive support to populist parties are key to understanding the success of the far-right in European elections”
Rotherham Advertiser: Anti-fascists planning rally to counter EDL’s Rotherham demo: “Anti-fascist protesters have called for a peaceful multi-cultural rally on the day the extreme right English Defence League descends on Rotherham. The EDL has urged its followers to attend a demonstration in the town next Saturday after revelations about the sexual exploitation of young girls.”
New Europe: UK edges towards EU membership referendum- The complex world of eurosceptics: Andy Carling looks at the possibility of an EU referendum and the impact of UKIP and attributes some of the parties success to the collapse of the BNP. ”The enigma in the centre of the referendum issue is Nigel Farage, who is the embodiment of UKIP with a high recognition factor. Few predict much future for UKIP after his departure, but they do seem to be polling slightly higher at around 8%. They’re coy about the reason, but the collapse of the far right British National Party seems to be connected to the rise in support.”
BBC: Teaching union cheif says deregulation of schools could lead to an increase in “organised fascist activity”. “Patrick Roach, deputy general secretary of the NASUWT, said deregulation of schools was creating a climate in which fascism and racism could grow. And he said there was nothing to stop “extremists” setting up free schools.”
Comment: The Guardian: Condemned by the Abu Hamza stereotype: ”Abu Hamza grabs the headlines. But four others face extradition and a grave miscarriage of justice. [...] In recent days there has also been an unpleasant exhibition of Islamophobia in the distortion and simplification of these cases, by government and media rejoicing in imminent departures.”
Independent.ie: IRA accused has T-shirt of slain brother on in court: A brother of murdered dissident republican Alan Ryan has appeared in court wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with a photograph of his slain sibling. The Special Criminal Court heard yesterday that a book of evidence may be served early next month on Vincent Ryan and two other men who are charged with membership of the IRA.