UK Far Right

This Is How Much Britain First And EDL Demonstrations Are Costing The Taxpayer

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 28.05.2016 | UK

Almost £6 million has been spent policing far-right demonstrations and counter rallies outside of London in the past two years, The Huffington Post U...

Watch As Muslim Woman Is Mowed Down At Anti-Islam Rally

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 03.04.2016 | UK

Footage has emerged of a Muslim woman being struck by a car in a hit-and-run during an anti-islam rally in the Brussels district of Molenbeek. The vi...

Austerity Brings Extremism: Why the Welfare State Is the Key to Understanding the Rise of Europe's Far Right

Daphne Halikiopoulou | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Politics
Daphne Halikiopoulou

Welfare state policies are the link between economic crisis, unemployment and far right party support. Welfare cuts have increased the insecurity of the European middle classes that are being hit by the economic crisis. This matters because of the implications it has for policy. By reversing austerity, which results in welfare cuts and increases insecurity, we can limit the appeal of right-wing extremism.

The Poisonous Rise of Nationalism

Richard Neil | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Neil

I've always thought that a nationalist in politics is about as much use as a religionist in a science debate, their judgement is both clouded by fear ...

Britain First Are Still Using Fake Stories To Peddle Their 'Message'

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Politics

Britain First are still peddling propaganda videos of their Birmingham branch protesting a 'Muslim only' cinema despite the story being rubbished mont...

My Ordeal in the Hands of Ukrainian Immigration Officials

Shamim Chowdhury | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK
Shamim Chowdhury

Many years ago, back in the mid-nineties, I was employed for a number of years as an immigration officer. It was a deeply unpleasant job on many levels, not least because our task was to enforce immigration policies that essentially existed to prevent certain kinds of people from passing through our borders; those who were likely to find work illegally or to overstay...

This Porn Star Was Fired For Having Sex With A Black Man

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK

A German porn star who was the face of a far-right German political party, has been fired for having sex with a black man in her latest film. Kitt...

Dr Matthew Goodwin Interview: 'British Politics Is Entering a Pessimistic Phase'

Joe Sandler Clarke | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Joe Sandler Clarke

Economies are in free-fall, unemployment is high, and extremist parties are gaining support by using viscous anti-immigrant rhetoric. The similarities are obvious. But forDr Matthew Goodwin, Britain's leading expert on the far-right comparing the Europe of the early 1930s with the Europe of today is simplistic.

EDL Suspects Arrested In Dawn Raids After Protest Turned Violent

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK

Eight people have been arrested in dawn raids by detectives investigating violent clashes which broke out at an English Defence League protest. The...

Does Culture or Economics Motivate the Far-Right? Neither

Jamie Bartlett | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK Politics
Jamie Bartlett

No jobs or prospects means a lot of angry, disenfranchised young men with plenty of spare evenings, and days, to recruit, demonstrate, get active on and offline, organize, and mobilize. Economics might not have been key so far, but the past doesn't always predict the future.

Jessica Elgot

'Labour Must Stand Up Against The Immigration Hate Speech' | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK

With the rise of UKIP, and immigration reform back on the agenda, The Huffington Post UK meets Nick Lowles, director of anti-fascist campaigners Hope ...

Gay People Are The 'New Jews In Greece'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK

LGBT communities in Greece are experiencing an alarming rise in the number of violent hate crimes, according to a researcher writing for the Huffingto...

Jessica Elgot

'They Read In The Sun That Muslims Want To Ban Christmas' | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK

The author of a report investigating how the English Defence League see religious groups like Jews, Sikhs, Christians and Hindus as a recruiting groun...

Jessica Elgot

Blind Faith | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK

The English Defence League is exploiting religious tension and historical grievances to recruit religious Christians, Jews, Hindus and Sikhs with anti...

France is Turning 'Bleu Marine': the Existential Crisis of the French Right

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK Politics
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

While Hollande may be elected France's first Socialist president in 17 ‎years, it was under another socialist, Francois Mitterand that the National Front first made ‎headways in response to austerity measures in the 1980s.

EDL To Gather In Telford

PA | Posted 13.10.2011 | UK Politics

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Members of the English Defence League (EDL) are expected to gather in a town, despite a planned march being banned amid fears of ...

Time to Stop Mainstreaming the Far-Right

Humza Yousaf | Posted 04.10.2011 | UK Politics
Humza Yousaf

Where we should take on the issues that drive people to the far right and address the misconceptions about immigration and integration, we have instead created a battleground in which mainstream media and politicians fan the flames of far-right extremism.