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News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 29th May 2013

Channel 4 News: Far-right extremism: who are the EDL? ‘Online support for the EDL has soared since the murder of Lee Rigby. But who are its supporters, and what does the far-right group stand for? Channel 4 News investigates.’ Huffington Post: Overreacting to extremism ‘could bring back Al Qaeda’ ex CIA officer warns. ‘One of […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Wednesday 8th May 2013

The Independent: White Britons ‘in retreat’ from racially mixed areas, reveals study by think-tank Demos. ‘A “retreat” of white Britons from areas where minorities live is limiting cultural integration, the think-tank Demos has found. Analysis of the 2011 census figures shows that 45 per cent of ethnic minorities in England and Wales live in areas where […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Monday 15th April 2013

Demos: ‘Re-examining the EDL’ by Jamie Bartlett. ‘It is almost four years since the English Defence League burst onto Britain’s streets and made their mark on Britain’s political discourse. Recent turn of events has seen the movement start to implode, but were the seeds of destruction present from its formation? Demos’ Jamie Bartlett interviewed the EDL’s […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Monday 25th March 2013

The Independent: The reclusive train driver who saved the BNP. ‘The suicide of a 77-year-old London man and a surprising bequest have laid bare the state of the far-right party’s fundraising. The newsletter from the British National Party could hardly contain its glee. “Reports of our demise were greatly exaggerated,” wrote the far-right party’s new treasurer […]

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News from the United Kingdom, Tuesday 5th February 2013

Belfast Telegraph: NI terror threat ‘very dangerous’. ‘There is a “very dangerous and unpredictable” terrorist threat in Northern Ireland, an independent report into national security has found. Lord Carlile, formerly the Government’s reviewer of terrorism legislation, said he was happy that the security services and Police Service of Northern Ireland were working well together but […]

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The threat of Ulster Unionist fragmentation

David Ervine, one of the mainstays of progressive Unionism before he died prematurely, used to decry the tendency of people in his East Belfast community to look at their boots, rather than at the sky; to look down rather than up, to think about how bad things are instead of how good they could be. […]

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United Kingdom Tracker 03.01.13

The Spectator: New terrorism control measures under the spotlight. ‘It has not been a very happy start to the new year for Theresa May, who will have to answer difficult questions in the Commons about the disappearance of a terrorism suspect. Ibrahim Magog has been on the run since Christmas eve when police first realised he had […]

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Making sense of the latest violence in Northern Ireland

A week after the British Foreign Office summoned the Israeli Ambassador to demand Israel rescind its decision to build 3000 new homes in occupied Palestinian zones, a nagging problem in Britain’s own backyard flared up again, leaving the FCO and its indignation looking more than a little hypocritical. After a week in which police in […]

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