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Bullied Syrian schoolboy to sue Facebook over Tommy Robinson claims

Social network gave ‘special status’ to English Defence League founder, say solicitorsThe Syrian schoolboy who was filmed being attacked in a playground in Huddersfield is to take legal action against Facebook over claims by Tommy Robinson that he attacked English girls.Solicitors for the 16-year-old, who can be identified only as Jamal, said Facebook had given “special status” to the English Defence League founder to peddle false and defamatory lies about the schoolboy. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, UK News, The far right, Huddersfield, English Defence League, Jamal, Tommy Robinson


YouTube removes advert for far-right Britain First

Film in which leader confronts Muslim outreach volunteers shown before Brexit contentYouTube has removed an advert for the far-right Britain First from its platform, after clips promoting the group began appearing on the video-hosting website.The five-and-a-half-minute unskippable video was displayed before content relating to Brexit and British politics. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Youtube, UK News, Britain, The far right, Brexit


'Hatred is becoming more visible': shocked Gdańsk mourns for slain mayor

Residents take part in vigils after stabbing of Paweł Adamowicz on stage at charity concertThe music has been switched off at the Red Light pub in the heart of the picturesque old town of Gdańsk. A single candle adorned with a black ribbon rests on the bar. The city is in mourning.The people of Gdańsk are coming to terms with the death of their mayor, Paweł Adamowicz, who was stabbed on stage at a charity concert in front of thousands of people on Sunday. A public appeal led to crowds of people ...
Tags: Europe, World news, Migration, Poland, The far right, Gdansk, Paweł Adamowicz


'Hatred is becoming more visible': shocked Gdańsk mourns slain mayor

Residents take part in vigils after stabbing of Paweł Adamowicz on stage at charity concertThe music has been switched off at the Red Light pub in the heart of the picturesque old town of Gdańsk. A single candle adorned with a black ribbon rests on the bar. The city is in mourning.The people of Gdańsk are coming to terms with the death of their mayor, Paweł Adamowicz, who was stabbed on stage at a charity concert in front of thousands of people on Sunday. A public appeal led to crowds of people ...
Tags: Europe, World news, Migration, Poland, The far right, Gdansk, Paweł Adamowicz


'Gdańsk has never been so sad': Polish city in mourning for its mayor

Residents still in shock over stabbing of Paweł Adamowicz on stage at charity concertThe music has been switched off at the Red Light pub in the heart of the picturesque old town of Gdańsk. A single candle adorned with a black ribbon rests on the bar. The city is in mourning.The people of Gdańsk are coming to terms with the death of their mayor, Paweł Adamowicz, who was stabbed on stage at a charity concert in front of thousands of people on Sunday. A public appeal led to crowds of people queuei...
Tags: Europe, World news, Migration, Poland, The far right, Gdansk, Paweł Adamowicz


Extreme-right wing of Germany's AfD placed under surveillance

Domestic intelligence agency to begin monitoring elements of anti-immigration partyGermany’s domestic intelligence agency is to begin monitoring elements of the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD), placing particular focus on Björn Höcke, a nationalist agitator considered one of the driving forces in a move to take the party towards the extreme right.The BfV said it would also be keeping the party’s youth wing, Young Alternative (JA), under surveillance and would investigate whether the...
Tags: Europe, Germany, World news, Migration, Refugees, The far right, Björn Höcke


League senator convicted for racist remark about Italy's first black minister

Roberto Calderoli likened Cécile Kyenge to an ‘orangutan’ during a party rally in 2013A senator from Italy’s far-right League has been given an 18-month prison sentence for likening the country’s first black minister to an “orangutan”.Roberto Calderoli said during a party rally in July 2013 that whenever he saw pictures of Cécile Kyenge, an MEP who at the time was integration minister, “I cannot but think of the features of an orangutan”. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, World news, Italy, The far right, Cécile Kyenge, Roberto Calderoli


Senator convicted over racist remark about Italy's first black minister

Roberto Calderoli of far-right League likened Cécile Kyenge to an orangutan during a rallyA senator from Italy’s far-right League has been given an 18-month prison sentence for likening the country’s first black minister to an orangutan.Roberto Calderoli said during a party rally in July 2013 that whenever he saw pictures of Cécile Kyenge, an MEP who at the time was integration minister, “I cannot but think of the features of an orangutan”. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, World news, Italy, The far right, Cécile Kyenge, Roberto Calderoli


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


AfD party to campaign for German exit from European Union

Far-right nationalists decide for first time to call for ‘Dexit’ unless bloc meets its demands The German far-right party Alternative for Germany (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, Germany, Eu, European Union, The far right, Brexit Continue


Congressional Black Caucus wants action against Republican Steve King

CBC: assignments must be stripped over white supremacy lineTrump ally is immigration hardliner with far-right linksThe Iowa Republican congressman Steve King was under mounting pressure on Saturday, over remarks in which he asked how the term “white supremacy” came to be seen to be offensive. Related: Trump ally Steve King: I don't know how 'white supremacist' became offensive term Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, Race, World news, US news, US politics, Iowa, House Of Representatives, The far right, US Congress, Cbc, Trump, Congressional Black Caucus, Steve King


Congressional Black Caucus wants action against Steve King

CBC: assignments must be stripped over white supremacy lineTrump ally is immigration hardliner with far-right linksThe Iowa Republican congressman Steve King was under mounting pressure on Saturday, over remarks in which he asked how the term “white supremacy” came to be seen to be offensive. Related: Trump ally Steve King: I don't know how 'white supremacist' became offensive term Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, Race, World news, US news, US politics, Iowa, House Of Representatives, The far right, US Congress, Cbc, Trump, Congressional Black Caucus, Steve King


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


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


Will the radical right consolidate power in the heart of the EU this year? | Cas Mudde

May’s European elections offer a chance for the resurgent far right to collaborate, consolidate – and bend the EU to its willEvery five years, millions of Europeans across the continent go to the polls to elect their national members of the European parliament. This May we’ll be doing so again, in what could be a watershed election for rightwing populists.Although radical right parties won pretty big in the past two European elections, their influence within the various umbrella groups that make...
Tags: Europe, Eu, European Union, World news, The far right, Marine Le Pen, Matteo Salvini


New far-right German party adopts former secret Nazi symbol

AfD politician quits to set up party that uses symbol of 1930s Austrian Nazis in logoA German politician has left the far-right Alternative for Germany to set up a new party with a logo that uses a symbol adopted as a secret sign by Austrian Nazis in the 1930s.André Poggenburg resigned from his post as the AfD’s regional leader in eastern Saxony-Anhalt state last year after labelling Turks as “camel drivers” and immigrants with dual nationality a “homeless mob we no longer want”. He announced hi...
Tags: Europe, Germany, World news, The far right, Saxony Anhalt, Andre Poggenburg


Viktor Orbán calls for anti-migration politicians to take over EU

Hungarian PM also hails new partnership forged with Poland by Italy’s Matteo Salvini Hungary’s far-right prime minister, Viktor Orbán, has called for “anti-migration politicians” to take over Europe’s institutions after this spring’s elections, as he hailed a new partnership between Poland’s rightwing government and Italy’s populist interior minister, Matteo Salvini.“This is a topic that is radically transforming European politics, it’s the defining political process in Europe,” Orbán said at a ...
Tags: Europe, Eu, European Union, World news, Budapest, Hungary, Italy, Poland, The far right, Viktor Orban, Orban, Matteo Salvini, Matteo Salvini Hungary


Spanish far-right party to back rightwing coalition in Andalucía

Vox supports regional government after dropping demands including expulsion of migrantsThe far-right Spanish political party Vox has agreed to support a new, rightwing Andalucían regional government after dropping its demands for the expulsion of 52,000 “illegal immigrants” and the repeal of laws on domestic violence and gender equality.Vox, which secured its first parliamentary seats in December’s Andalucían election, had also called for Spain’s autonomous regional governments to surrender the ...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, The far right, Vox, Andalucia


Matteo Salvini says Italy and Poland could build new Europe

Italy’s far-right interior minister strives to forge far-right alliances before European elections in MayItaly’s far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has said that Italy and Poland could trigger a “European spring” that could break the dominant “Germany-France axis” as he strives to forge far-right alliances before the European parliamentary elections in May.Salvini, Italy’s deputy prime minister and leader of the far-right League, travelled to Poland on Wednesday for strategy meetings w...
Tags: Europe, Justice, Law, World news, Italy, Poland, The far right, Matteo Salvini, Salvini Italy


German police cast doubt on details of attack on rightwing politician

Footage appears to contradict assertions that Frank Magnitz, from Alternative für Deutschland, was beatenGerman police and prosecutors have questioned some of the claims made by a rightwing populist politician who suffered an attack that left him with serious head injuries.Police say video footage casts doubt on assertions by Frank Magnitz that he was beaten with a wooden instrument by attackers who only stopped assaulting him because two passersby intervened. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Germany, The far right, Frank Magnitz


Spanish far-right party Vox demands expulsion of migrants

Vox’s support for regional government contingent on demands including repeal of domestic violence lawsThe far-right Spanish political party Vox has made its support for a new Andalucían regional government contingent on demands including the expulsion of 52,000 “illegal immigrants” and the repeal of laws on domestic violence and gender equality.Vox, which secured its first parliamentary seats in December’s Andalucían election, is also calling for Spain’s autonomous regional governments to surre...
Tags: Europe, Spain, World news, The far right, Vox


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


German far-right MP injured in 'politically motivated' attack

Frank Magnitz of Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party assaulted by gang in BremenA far-right German MP has been seriously injured in a “politically motivated” gang attack in the north of the country, according to police.Frank Magnitz, the leader of the anti-immigration populist party Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) in Bremen, was assaulted in the city centre on Monday afternoon. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Germany, World news, The far right, Bremen, Frank Magnitz


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

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


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


John Bercow urges police to do more after ‘Nazi’ taunts against Tory MP

Speaker concerned about number of protesters targeting female MPs outside parliamentThe Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, has urged police to do more to protect MPs outside parliament from abusive protesters after they repeatedly shouted at Conservative MP Anna Soubry that she was a “Nazi” as she spoke on live TV.Soubry also criticised the lack of police response after chants of “Soubry is a Nazi” could clearly be heard during an interview with BBC News on Abingdon Green, a grassed a...
Tags: Politics, Protest, Police, Conservative, UK News, BBC News, House Of Commons, John Bercow, The far right, Brexit, Anna Soubry, Soubry, House of Commons John Bercow, Abingdon Green