The Books Interview: Matthew Collins. The author of “Hate: My Life in the British Far Right” explains what drives people towards extremist groups like the BNP and the National Front.
You joined the National Front as a teenager in the late 1980s, but became disillusioned after taking part in a BNP attack on an anti-racist meeting in south London. Was that a moment of revelation, or part of a more gradual process? I wasn’t a stranger to violence. But that was the moment when I … Read more
Neo-Nazis are using YouTube’s revenue-sharing system on adverts to obtain payments from companies such as Virgin Media, BT and O2 without their knowledge or consent. By putting videos on YouTube, extremist groups including Blood & Honour and Combat 18 have been benefiting from the automatic addition of ads to their videos. Revenue-sharing agreements under Google’s … Read more
Matthew Collins is a leading anti-fascist campaigner – but in his youth he was at the heart of the National Front and the BNP. As his account of life in the far right is published, he talks to Ros Wynne-Jones about racism, rehabilitation and the Norway massacre. When Matthew Collins heard what was happening in … Read more
David Brinley Braddon A convicted dog fighter from South Wales has been jailed for six months following a major investigation by covert RSPCA inspectors. David Brinley Braddon was given the maximum possible custodial sentence, along with a 15-year-ban on keeping animals, after it emerged he was identified in several illegal magazines that contained … Read more
The neo-Nazi EDL have announced on their website they are to hold a violent racist gathering in Stoke on Saturday the 23rd of January 2010. With a sizeable number of far right representatives on the council from the BNP, despite all claims to the contrary, by bringing their violent football hooligan bandwagon to Stoke, their … Read more