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Facebook bans far-right groups including BNP, EDL and Britain First

Number of organisations and individuals permanently banned for being ‘dangerous’Facebook has permanently banned a number of far-right organisations and individuals including the British National party (BNP), the English Defence League (EDL) and Britain First under its “dangerous individuals and organisations” policy.The ban, which came into effect at midday on Thursday, extends beyond the groups and individuals specifically cited as hate organisations: posts and other content that “expresses pra...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Technology, Media, Social Networking, UK News, Britain, The far right, English Defence League, Nick Griffin, Bnp, British National, EDL, BNP EDL


Israelis go to the polls: what you need to know

Election seen as a referendum on Benjamin Netanyahu, who could almost certainly become Israel’s longest-serving leaderIsraelis are due to cast their votes on Tuesday in an election that could end Benjamin Netanyahu’s astonishing 10-year uninterrupted run as prime minister. Or he will be re-elected, virtually guaranteeing him the title of Israel’s longest-ever serving leader. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Israel, World news, Middle East and North Africa, The far right, Benjamin Netanyahu


Israelis prepare to go to the polls: here's what we know

Election seen as a referendum on Benjamin Netanyahu, who could almost certainly become Israel’s longest-serving leaderIsraelis are due to cast their votes on Tuesday in an election that could end Benjamin Netanyahu’s astonishing 10-year uninterrupted run as prime minister. Or he will be re-elected, virtually guaranteeing him the title of Israel’s longest-ever serving leader. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Israel, World news, Middle East and North Africa, The far right, Benjamin Netanyahu


Far-right terrorists are one step ahead of you in UK, police told

UK security services ‘don’t know where threat is coming from’, according to charity Hope Not HateThe UK’s police and security services remain dangerously ill-equipped to identify and counter the long-term terror threat from a new wave of far-right politics, according to researchers who helped head off a plot to assassinate a Labour MP.The anti-racism charity Hope not Hate was instrumental in foiling a plan to murder the West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper. The legal case at the centre of this plot c...
Tags: Politics, UK, Police, UK News, Labour, UK security and counter-terrorism, The far right, Counter-terrorism policy, MI5, West Lancashire, Rosie Cooper


Rosie Cooper: 'I was to be murdered to send a message to the state' – video

Labour MP Rosie Cooper has spoken in the house of commons about the attempted plot to murder her. Jack Renshaw, 23, admitted to preparing an act of terrorism after he bought a machete to kill Cooper. She said that ‘our freedoms, our way of life, our democracy is under threat’. Speaker of the house, John Bercow commended her courage, adding that Parliament will not be ‘cowed’ and ‘the sooner the purveyors of hate, of fascism, of nazism, of a death cult realise that, the better’ Continue reading....
Tags: Politics, UK News, Labour, John Bercow, The far right, Parliament, Cooper, Rosie Cooper, Jack Renshaw


Rees-Mogg and the AfD’s Alice Weidel have a lot in common – all of it nasty | Alan Posener

The ERG supremo and the far-right German leader are nationalists linked by their hatred of the EU and much elseMy first reaction on hearing that Jacob Rees-Mogg had retweeted a video by the populist German Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) was: “Well, that figures.” And not just because the AfD is the nasty party in German politics and because Rees-Mogg represents the faction that wants the Conservatives to remain the nasty party in Britain. One of the driving forces behind the AfD is a very Ger...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Germany, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Britain, Foreign Policy, The far right, Article 50, Brexit, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Rees Mogg, Alice Weidel


Far-right terrorism threat is growing, say MI5 and police chiefs

Andrew Parker and Cressida Dick say numerous plots have been foiled in recent yearsFar-right terrorism has been identified as a key threat to the safety and prosperity of the country, according to the director-general of MI5, Andrew Parker, and Cressida Dick, the commissioner of the Metropolitan police.Writing in the Times, the pair warned that while Islamist terrorism remains the largest by scale, they are also “concerned about the growing threat from other forms of violent extremism … covering...
Tags: Politics, UK News, World news, UK security and counter-terrorism, The far right, Counter-terrorism policy, MI5, Metropolitan Police, Andrew Parker, Cressida Dick, Christchurch shooting


'Systemic Islamophobia' fuels terror attacks, say Muslim leaders

Letter to Guardian calls for action on ‘bigotry’ as Lady Warsi demands more security funds for UK mosques• Letter: anti-Muslim bigotry must not go uncheckedMuslim leaders from around the world have accused the mainstream media, politicians and academics of contributing to the conditions fuelling terrorist violence against their community such as Friday’s attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, which claimed 50 lives.More than 350 leading Islamic figures from countries including the UK, US and Sout...
Tags: Politics, UK, Police, Religion, Communities, Society, UK News, World news, Public finance, South Africa, Islam, UK security and counter-terrorism, The far right, Counter-terrorism policy, Hate Crime, Islamophobia


UK Muslim leaders seek funding for mosque security

Christchurch attack prompts call for government support equal to that pledged for Jewish communities Muslim leaders have called on the government to provide funding for mosque security in the wake of the New Zealand shootings.Harun Khan, the secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain, will be writing to the prime minister raising the “palpable sense of fear” felt by Muslim communities after the attack in Christchurch which claimed 50 lives, and warning of the risk of copycat attacks in t...
Tags: Politics, UK, Police, Religion, Communities, Society, UK News, World news, Public finance, Britain, Islam, New Zealand, UK security and counter-terrorism, Muslim, The far right, Counter-terrorism policy


Trump attacks 'Wacky Nut Job' Ann Coulter over border wall criticism

President insults hard-right commentator and former allyOfficial: budget to include request for more wall moneyDonald Trump will be making a significant request for border wall funds and seeking money to stand up his “Space Force” as a new branch of the military in the White House budget being released next week, an administration official said on Saturday. Related: SXSW: Warren tells tech audience plan to break up giants is 'like baseball' Continue reading...
Tags: White House, World news, US news, US politics, Warren, The far right, US domestic policy, US immigration, Donald Trump, Trump, Ann Coulter, Trump Administration, Us-mexico Border


EU faces nationalist ‘nightmare’ in next five years, says Verhofstadt

Leader of liberal MEPs says elections in May are ‘last chance’ to fight populismThe European Union risks a populist-nationalist “nightmare” by the middle of the next decade unless centrists can win greater public backing for the European cause, the liberal leader Guy Verhofstadt has said.Elections this May could herald a big shake-up of the European parliament. The duopoly of centre-right and centre-left is expected to lose its majority for the first time in 40 years of direct elections although...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, European Commission, The far right, Brexit, Emmanuel Macron, Guy Verhofstadt, Marche La REM


Journalist calls police as Tommy Robinson makes video at his home

Far-right activist and Ukip adviser appears at 11pm and again at 5am in retaliation for delivery of legal letterA journalist has made a complaint to police after the far-right activist Tommy Robinson appeared outside his house during the night, repeatedly knocking on the door and windows and demanding to speak to him.Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, who is an adviser to the Ukip leader Gerard Batten, filmed himself outside the Luton home of Mike Stuchbery, who often writes about far-ri...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Ukip, The far right, Luton, Robinson, Tommy Robinson, Stephen Yaxley Lennon, UK Independence party (Ukip, Gerard Batten, Mike Stuchbery


Estonia election: opposition Reform party wins but far-right support doubles

Coalition-building begins after Kaja Kallas’s centre-right party wins 28.8% of vote Estonia’s opposition liberal Reform party won Sunday’s general election, outpacing centre-left prime minister Juri Ratas’s party and a surging far-right that was buoyed by a backlash from mostly rural voters.Led by former MEP Kaja Kallas, Reform garnered 28.8% of the vote, well ahead of Ratas’s Centre party on 23%. The far-right EKRE more than doubled its previous election score, at 17.8%, according to the full r...
Tags: Europe, Politics, World news, The far right, Estonia, Reform Party, Kaja Kallas, Juri Ratas, Ratas, Kaja Kallas Reform


Estonia election: rise of far right threatens centrist parties

Centre-left coalition fighting for survival following backlash from mostly rural votersEstonia’s centre-left coalition is fighting for survival at the country’s general election, in a battle against traditional liberal rivals and a surging far-right party buoyed by a backlash from rural voters.Bread-and-butter issues such as taxation and public spending dominated the campaign, along with tensions over Russian-language education for Estonia’s sizeable Russian minority and the rural-urban divide. ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, World news, The far right, Estonia


Revealed: Ukip membership surge shifts party to far right

Investigation reveals exodus of party’s moderates and influx of more extreme newcomersA surge in Ukip membership is shifting the party decisively towards the far right, as long-standing moderates are replaced by entrants attracted by an anti-Islam agenda based on street protest, a Guardian investigation can reveal.Membership has risen by about 50% over the 12 months from a low point a year ago, rapidly reshaping the party in the image of its leader, Gerard Batten, who describes Islam as “a death...
Tags: Politics, UK News, World news, Islam, Ukip, The far right, Tommy Robinson, UK Independence party (Ukip, Gerard Batten


Tommy Robinson protests at BBC headquarters over Panorama film

Far-right activist attacks British media during screening of his own ‘Panodrama’ documentary Protesters gathered in early afternoon on Saturday at the BBC’s Salford headquarters for a demonstration organised by Tommy Robinson, to broadcast his film Panodrama.The former leader of the English Defence League, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was protesting against BBC Panorama’s investigations into him. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, Media, UK News, Bbc, The far right, National Union of Journalists, Panorama, Salford, English Defence League, Media Unions, Momentum, BBC Panorama, Tommy Robinson, Stephen Yaxley Lennon, UK Independence party (Ukip, Panodrama


Podemos was the dazzling new force in Spanish politics. What went wrong? | Giles Tremlett

Internal strife and a narrowness of vision has halted the party’s rise – and left room for the far right to creep inIt was only five years ago that Spain’s break-out party Podemos became a dazzling new lodestar for Europe’s lost and troubled left. But with a snap election just weeks away, it now risks a crash as spectacular as its rise. Has the leftwing populist model of ponytailed rebel Pablo Iglesias and his gang of talented young thinkers, so admired by many Jeremy Corbyn backers and others a...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Spain, World news, The far right, Podemos, Jeremy Corbyn, Pablo Iglesias, Sánchez, Pedro Sanchez, Giles Tremlett


Tory MPs back youth group with apparent links to US far right

Rees-Mogg and Patel support UK branch of Turning Point, accused of anti-Islam viewsA number of Conservative MPs have praised the work of a new UK rightwing youth pressure group that is said to have links to far-right conspiracy theorists, and has in the US been accused of anti-Islam views and connections to racism.On Sunday, MPs including Jacob Rees-Mogg and Priti Patel tweeted supportive messages for Turning Point UK, the offshoot of a controversial organisation established in the US. Continue ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Race, US, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Islam, The far right, Patel, Jacob Rees Mogg, Priti Patel, Rees Mogg


Tory MPs back controversial rightwing youth group Turning Point UK

Jacob Rees-Mogg and Priti Patel tweet support for offshoot of US group accused of anti-Islam viewsA number of Conservative MPs have praised the work of a new UK rightwing youth pressure group that is said to have links to far-right conspiracy theorists, and has in the US been accused of anti-Islam views and connections to racism.On Sunday, MPs including Jacob Rees-Mogg and Priti Patel tweeted supportive messages for Turning Point UK, the offshoot of a controversial organisation established in th...
Tags: Politics, UK, Race, US, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Islam, The far right, Jacob Rees Mogg, Priti Patel


Tory MPs back rightwing youth group Turning Point UK

Jacob Rees-Mogg and Priti Patel tweet support for offshoot of US group accused of anti-Islam viewsA number of Conservative MPs have praised the work of a new UK rightwing youth pressure group that is said to have links to far-right conspiracy theorists, and has in the US been accused of anti-Islam views and connections to racism.On Sunday, MPs including Jacob Rees-Mogg and Priti Patel tweeted supportive messages for Turning Point UK, the offshoot of a controversial organisation established in th...
Tags: Politics, UK, Race, US, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Islam, The far right, Jacob Rees Mogg, Priti Patel


From Le Pen to Alice Weidel: how the European far-right set its sights on women

In far-right populist parties across the continent, a new generation of angry white women are rising to leadership roles. Why are they turning to groups that have traditionally opposed feminism?It was a chastening lesson for any woman tempted to join the cut and thrust of rightwing populism. After Corinna Miazga was elected to the German parliament in 2017 for the far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party, a male colleague suggested she would be better suited to being a pole dancer than ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, France, Germany, Women, European Union, Life and style, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Italy, The far right, Marine Le Pen, European elections, Miazga, Le Pen


Yellow vests: protesters fight for ideological ownership

In France and Britain, gilets jaunes have mutated into symbols of anger against anything from austerity to IslamWhat is not in dispute is who came first. On the French side of the channel lie the original gilets jaunes (yellow vests), a grassroots, social media-based citizens’ movement with no formal structure, recognised leader or party or union backing, named after the hi-visibility jackets that French drivers are required by law to carry in their vehicles.As French yellow vests kicked off the...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Protest, France, Social Media, Austerity, UK News, Britain, The far right, Emmanuel Macron


AfD party votes to campaign for German exit from EU

Far-right nationalists decide for first time to seek ‘Dexit’ if bloc does not meet demands The German far-right party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) has voted to campaign for the country’s exit from the European Union if its demand for reforms within the bloc are not met.The decision on Sunday marks the first time any party has called for “Dexit” – a German departure from the EU in the mould of Brexit. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Germany, Eu, European Union, The far right, Brexit, Brexit Continue


Grayling claim Brexit block could boost far right is 'gutter politics'

MPs accuse transport secretary of dangerous scaremongering in attempt to prop up PM’s dealChris Grayling’s claim that blocking Brexit could lead to a rise in far-right extremism is dangerous scaremongering and a desperate attempt to shore up the prime minister’s Brexit deal, campaigners and MPs have said.The transport secretary told the Daily Mail that Britain would become a less tolerant and more nationalistic society if it failed to leave the EU. He said reversing the referendum result would r...
Tags: Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Daily Mail, Theresa May, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Chris Grayling, The far right, Brexit


Grayling claim that no Brexit could boost far right is 'gutter politics'

MPs accuse transport secretary of dangerous scaremongering in attempt to prop up PM’s dealChris Grayling’s claim that blocking Brexit could lead to a rise in far-right extremism is dangerous scaremongering and a desperate attempt to shore up the prime minister’s Brexit deal, campaigners and MPs have said.The transport secretary told the Daily Mail that Britain would become a less tolerant and more nationalistic society if it failed to leave the EU. He said reversing the referendum result would r...
Tags: Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Daily Mail, Theresa May, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Chris Grayling, The far right, Brexit, Grayling


Grayling under fire for claim blocking Brexit could boost far right

Minister’s critics accuse him of ‘dangerous scaremongering’ to prop up PM’s dealChris Grayling’s claim that blocking Brexit could lead to a rise in far-right extremism is dangerous scaremongering and a desperate attempt to shore up the prime minister’s Brexit deal, campaigners and MPs have said.The transport secretary told the Daily Mail that Britain would become a less tolerant and more nationalistic society if it failed to leave the EU. He said reversing the referendum result would result in t...
Tags: Politics, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Britain, Daily Mail, Theresa May, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Chris Grayling, The far right, Brexit


Facebook takes down homepage of activist over abuse of MPs

Police also promise more robust approach after Speaker urges Met chief to act• ‘The police are after all of us’: pro-Brexit protesters ditch yellow vestsFacebook has deleted the homepage of the most prominent member of a group of “yellow vest” protesters who have harassed and abused MPs and journalists, as police began a more concerted response to their activities.After the Speaker, John Bercow, wrote to the head of the Metropolitan police to urge action when the Conservative MP Anna Soubry was ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Protest, Police, UK News, House Of Commons, John Bercow, The far right, Brexit, Anna Soubry


Police told to intervene after Met accused of ignoring abuse of MPs

Met takes action in wake of ‘Nazi’ slurs against Conservative Anna SoubryPolice officers around parliament have been told to “intervene appropriately” after the Conservative MP Anna Soubry accused them of ignoring abuse directed at politicians and journalists.The Met’s deputy assistant commissioner, Laurence Taylor, defended the way it polices parliament after Soubry accused the force of ignoring the targeting of politicians and journalists with abusive and racist chants on Abingdon Green, a gra...
Tags: Politics, Police, UK News, House Of Commons, The far right, Brexit, Anna Soubry, Soubry, Abingdon Green, Anna SoubryPolice, Laurence Taylor


Pressure grows on police to act over 'Nazi' slurs against Anna Soubry

Pro-remain MP claims same group also racially abused Sky political editor Faisal IslamThe Metropolitan police are coming under increasing pressure to take action against pro-Brexit supporters who repeatedly accused the remain-backing MP Anna Soubry of being a Nazi outside parliament and allegedly racially abused a journalist.On Tuesday, Soubry accused the police of ignoring the abuse and the racism directed at politicians and journalists on Abingdon Green, a grassed area outside parliament used ...
Tags: Politics, Police, UK News, House Of Commons, The far right, Brexit, Anna Soubry, FAISAL, Abingdon Green


MPs raise safety fears with police after Anna Soubry subjected to 'Nazi’ taunts

Letter to Met police comes after Speaker expresses concern about protesters targeting MPs outside parliament Dozens of MPs have written to the UK’s most senior police officer to raise concerns about safety outside parliament after the Conservative MP Anna Soubry faced chants from protesters on Monday calling her a “Nazi”.At least 55 parliamentarians signed the letter to the Metropolitan police commissioner, Cressida Dick, after the Commons Speaker, John Bercow, urged officers to do more to prote...
Tags: Politics, UK, Protest, Police, UK News, House Of Commons, John Bercow, The far right, Brexit, Anna Soubry, Soubry, Cressida Dick



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