Ukip is nothing new: the British Brothers’ League was exploiting immigration fears in 1901

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Nigel Farage would envy the power and influence the BBL wielded. But its crude rhetoric about immigrants flooding the nation is all too familiar The crowded East End … Chrisp Street market in Poplar, 1904. Photograph: London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images Enoch Powell warned of “rivers of blood”. Margaret Thatcher, David Blunkett and Michael Fallon spoke … Continue reading

Six top Ukip candidates have links to racist groups: Party launches probe after BNP cartoon stereotyping minorities is posted online

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Ukip’s top election candidates caught posting racist and offensive material The party last night launched as investigation into the offensive media Much of the material came from BNP or other nationalist splinter groups Ukip’s official General Election candidates have been caught posting racist and offensive material on the internet, revealing disturbing links between Nigel Farage’s … Continue reading

BNP disgusts Londoners with ‘Islamophobic’ leaflets

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This is the leaflet that the BNP handed out on Hornchurch High Street The British National Party has been condemned after handing out anti-Islamic leaflets to shoppers – that depicted a lit bomb. The fliers, which were handed out in Hornchurch’s High Street, featured a map of the UK with a lit bomb inscribed with … Continue reading

Ukip founder: Nigel Farage’s influence means the party ‘won’t win a seat’ in the general election

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Dr Alan Sked accused Ukip of being ‘obsessed’ with immigration Ukip’s founder has dismissed its chances of returning a single MP to Westminster in May, claiming the party is full of far-right sympathisers led by someone who is “obsessed” with immigration and defends racist behaviour. Dr Alan Sked said the party he established in 1993 … Continue reading

Britain’s most racist election: the story of Smethwick, 50 years on

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In 1964, the West Midlands constituency of Smethwick was the most colour-conscious place in the country, and the scene of a Tory campaign that successfully exploited anti-immigrant sentiment. How has the town changed in the years since Malcolm X was inspired to visit in solidarity with its minorities? Malcolm X visiting Smethwick in February 1965, … Continue reading

BNP ANNIHILATED IN CRUSHING DEFEAT AT EURO POLL – BUT THE FIGHT AGAINST FASCISM CONTINUES

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Pardon us if, after last Sunday’s wipe-out of the BNP at the Euro-Election count, Liveraf activists enjoy a few minutes of exultation. No, the BNP isn’t going to go away, not for a while at any rate, neither are any of the other insects of the far right. And we have to face the grim … 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

Debunking the Myths

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Of all the smears, myths, distortions, and untruths that the far-right wheel out from time to time, there are three that are a source of particular personal irritation. Firstly, is the case of Enoch Powell. I have seen countless stickers, posters, websites, Facebook pages, and profile pictures of Enoch with a Union Jack background, with … Continue reading