Exposed: Scottish BNP No.2 unmasked as man behind Britain First Defence Force’s sickening invasion of mosques

Britain First Yobs

BRITAIN FIRST’S Scottish EU parliamentary candidate has been exposed as the hatemonger behind his far-right party’s ‘Christian Crusade’ against mosques in the UK. Dowson, far right, and a group of other flag protesters mimic Muslim clothing as they arrive at Belfast Magistrates’ Court A SCOTS extremist is the man behind the sickening invasion of mosques … Continue reading

Is Ukip a party of bigots? Let’s look at the evidence. Their manifesto might just look like a list of things that annoy people, but party members hold some views that should concern us, says Alex Andreou.

UKIP Indian Reservation leaflet

Nigel Farage. Photograph: Getty Images The danger with extremism is that, when filtered through eyes and minds of reasonable people, it appears ridiculous. The reasonable assumption is that others will view it through the same filter and find it equally ridiculous. But, while The Reasonable laugh, support for extremist views creeps up. Because what The … Continue reading

Ukip is now a racist party

Nigel Farage at the UKIP Spring Conference

Dan Hodges is a former Labour Party and GMB trade union official, and has managed numerous independent political campaigns. He writes about Labour with tribal loyalty and without reservation. He is on Twitter at @dpjhodges.   Nigel Farage at the Ukip spring conference. (Photo: Getty) About a year ago I was having a chat with a … Continue reading

This Week in ‘Nation’ History: The European Right—From (Jean-Marie) Le Pen to (Marine) Le Pen—and the Rise of the French Far Right

Jean-Marie & Marine Le Pen

  Next week’s issue of The Nation will feature a report by Stanford Professor Cécile Alduy about the alarming rise of Marine Le Pen and the French far right. In recent years, Le Pen has skillfully, if disingenuously, attempted to scrub her National Front party of the most odious manifestations of the anti-Semitism, racism and outright … Continue reading

National Front past of UKIP star at centre of race row

Victoria Ayling The UKIP councillor at the centre of a racism row was a member of the far-Right National Front, it was claimed last night. Victoria Ayling, a high-profile ‘trusted ally’ of UKIP leader Nigel Farage, joined the openly racist party and attended its rallies as a student, according to her former husband, a friend … Continue reading

BNP men share a dual but different sickness

Imrie: Sex  tourist and racist wants to lend a  helping hand Many, many people in the UK and across the world have donated to the disaster appeal to bring some relief to the people devastated by Typhoon Haiyan that brought death and destruction to the Philippines last week. Even in times of domestic hardship, Britons … Continue reading

The rise of the far right: a European problem requiring European solutions

Marine Le Pen

As Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders unite to wreck the EU, the left must fight for its alternative to economic stagnation at a European level. In the years since the global banking crisis in 2007, commentators across the political spectrum have confidently predicted not only the imminent collapse of the euro – but sooner … Continue reading

EDL leader Tommy Robinson tweets link to anti-Semitic website. That’s the company he keeps

Tommy Robinson

Now, would you take this man home to meet the parents? An interesting spot by Political Scrapbook that says a lot about the politics of the English Defence League. This morning Tommy Robinson (or Stephen Yaxley-Lennon or Andrew McCaster or Flimbo the Amazing Clown or whatever his name really is) tweeted a link complaining about … Continue reading

The BNP is having another facelift. But its new poster boy Jack Buckby is just an old-school nationalist

British nationalism has got itself a brand new face. Jack Buckby isn’t exactly the boy next door, but he could be the hipster sitting at his laptop next to you in Starbucks (“working on a novel” – yeah, right). Young, educated, articulate, John Lennon glasses, excessive facial hair, ironic satchel: the only unusual things about … Continue reading

Bloody Nasty People, By Daniel Trilling. Media support for racist extremism has helped to make legitimate the new politics of hatred

    Tide of rage: members of the English Defence League demonstrate.   Daniel Trilling has written an instructive account of white extremism in Britain. For this immigrant Muslim, reading it felt like a trek through a lightless jungle with fierce beasts and unseen, stalking, implacable tribes. The intimations of savagery produced a psychic shakiness … Continue reading