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EU Referendum Result Celebrated By Far-Right Groups Like Britain First

'All the wrong people are clapping.'

24/06/2016 18:53 | Updated 24 June 2016

Britain has voted to leave the EU and amongst those celebrating, some of the loudest cheers are from far-right groups and individuals.

The campaign leading up to today has faced criticism on both sides for an undercurrent of xenophobia with immigration transformed into a massive issue despite the fact more migrants coming to Britain come from outside the EU.

Politicians such as Nigel Farage have adamantly denied accusations of racism and scare-mongering but others have have made no attempt to hide what fuelled their zeal.

 1) Marine Le Pen

 

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Marine Le Pen, France's far-right National Front political party leader, speaks during a news conference at the FN party headquarters in Nanterre near Paris.

The leader of France's far-right National Front party said: "Victory of freedom! As I ask for years, it is now necessary that referendum in France and the countries of the EU MLP."

Although not as hardline as her father, Pen campaigns aggressively against immigration and once compared Muslims in France to Nazi occupation.

2) Geert Wilders

 

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Dutch far-right Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders waits for the start of a media conference at the European Parliament in Brussels.

Wilders is the leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom that campaigns to stop the "Islamisation of the Netherlands", banning immigration from Muslim countries and halting the building of mosques.

He has regularly been accused of inciting "discrimination and hatred" and is actually banned from entering the UK and branded an "undesirable person".

Since the referendum result he has called for the Netherlands to do the same.

3) Britain First 

Britain First want to ban Islam in the UK, have repeatedly invaded mosques and halal slaughterhouses and accused workers of working for Satan, aggressively confronted homeless people and accused them of being illegal immigrants, the list goes on and on.

Their reaction to the result was to ask their followers if should cut ties with Gibraltar and then helpfully pointed out this was just an opinion poll and would have no political ramifications.

4) The BNP 

 The largely irrelevant far-right party were quick to try and grab a share of the credit for today's result.

The group campaigns for the reintroduction of capital punishment, opposes multiculturalism and gay marriage and thinks the Islamifcation of the UK is underway. 

They were forced to change their membership rules which only allowed for "indigenous British" people to join after they were threatened with an injunction.

In the 2015 general election they gained a pitiful 2000 votes.

5) Tommy Robinson 

Robinson co-founded the English Defence League, a group opposed to the perceived spread of Islam and Sharia in the UK.

He quit the group citing concerns over "far-right extremism" and then went on to found UK branch of the far-right extremist Pegida.

Speaking of which...

6) Pegida

7) The English Defence League

 

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