Hope Not Hate Reports; Fisticuffs in the Garden of England

Here’s a couple of stories from Hope Not Hate. We are reminded of the old aphorism about what happens when thieves fall out…. ———————————————————————————————————- Kent meeting starts with a fight . posted by: Matthew Collins | on: Monday, 30 July 2012, 17:29 Taylor: None too popular. Nick Griffin rounded off his weekend humiliation yesterday by apparently having … Continue reading

HOPE not hate secure EDL conviction

This is the moment Steven Crispin, a 23-year old EDL member, fractured the jaw of a Muslim man during an un-policed English Defence League (EDL) march in Dagenham last year. Two brothers, Mohammed and Aftab, were walking near their house in Dagenham when a group of EDL thugs, on an EDL march, attacked them. The … Continue reading

Back from the Front: Inside the mind of a reformed UK far-right extremist

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 … Continue reading

English Defence League threatens Dagenham

   Up to 130 supporters of the anti-Muslim English Defence League (EDL) descended on Green Lane in Dagenham on Saturday (12/03/2011). They came from as far as Southend and Kent to protest against a disused butchers being converted into a Muslim centre. Under police supervision the EDL met at a local pub from 10 am … Continue reading