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More Problems for the English Defence League

Yesterday, the leader of the English Defence League appeared in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court charged with possession of a false identity document with improper intention (contrary to Section Identity Documents Act 2010). He has been remanded in custody and will remain incarcerated until January 2013 when he will appear at Southwark Crown Court. It […]

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Are elected police commissioners an opportunity for extremists?

With the first ever Police and Crime Commissioner Elections fast approaching, it appears the planned democratisation of the police in England and Wales has failed to catch the public’s imagination. With the stated purpose being to reconnect the public with the police, it currently looks as though apathy could undermine the project from the very […]

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Beginner’s guide to new groups on Britain’s far right

With the rapid decline in the British National Party’s (BNP) electoral fortunes, and with the English Defence League now counting their demonstrators in the hundreds as supposed to the thousands (did you see our survey?), it may look as though Britain’s far-right has gone quiet. The failure of the far right to capitalise on the […]

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The Rise of the Radical Right in Europe and the Jews

It may strike many as bizarre that Israel’s UN ambassador Ron Prossor was pictured in November 2011 with Front National (FN) leader Marine le Pen at a reception at the French Mission in New York, in view of the multiple convictions of her father, previous FN leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, for inciting antisemitism. This episode demonstrates […]

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Where now for the British far-right?

The British far-right should be having a ball. With the economy faltering, austerity biting and economic pessimism growing, the conditions for racism and racist scapegoating could hardly be better. But, as Nick Lowles reports, racist groups are contracting and morale is dropping. Will it always be like this? In May, the British National Party (BNP) […]

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