Liverpool’s Secret Holocaust Denying Nazi Author

You may be wondering who the two men in the picture above are? The one on the left is Michael McLaughlin, the slobbering Hitler fanatic from Wirral who was the leader of the extremely violent Neo-Nazi ‘British Movement’ in the 1970’s and 1980’s. The man on the right is the respectable businessman and author Michael … Continue reading

Beyond the BNP?

At the start of this month, Nick Lowles of Hope not Hate / Searchlight wrote an essay titled Beyond the BNP, The future of HOPE not hate1. In it, he talks about how the group’s “targets and vision have expanded” in the wake of “some fantastic successes” against the far-right. It reads as a stark revision … Continue reading

Calling for state repression will not beat fascism

Today’s Daily Star carries the story that “The English Defence League will carry out a Norway-style massacre in Britain unless the Government cracks down on the racist organisation.” Aside from the irony of a paper which previously supported these fascists carrying this story, the idea that it offers is a dangerous one. The state’s “crack … 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

Searchlight and “bolstering the mainstream middle”

The Searchlight Educational Trust (SET) has just released a report called Fear & Hope. It has gained a lot of headlines, and claims that “There is a new political spectrum and dynamic that explains attitudes to culture, identity and nation.” It is interesting reading. SET is, of course, closely connected to Searchlight Magazine and to … Continue reading

BNP official Mark Collett questioned over alleged threat to kill Nick Griffin

  Police arrest publicity director accused by BNP leadership of plotting ‘palace coup’  The BNP has been thrown into turmoil weeks ahead of the general election after a senior party member was arrested for allegedly threatening to kill Nick Griffin.  Key party officials have been summoned to a meeting tomorrow to discuss “urgent organisational matters” … Continue reading

British National Party goes “upmarket” to target white middle class

Legal defeat prompts far-right party to ‘refocus its propaganda on a new front’ The British National Party is attempting to cloak its image as a party of violent, racist thugs by appealing to middle-class voters at the general election. Nick Griffin, the BNP’s leader, has signalled a radical change in strategy for the forthcoming campaign … Continue reading