UK Far Right

11 Batsh*t Crazy Things The British Far-Right Did In 2016

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 24.12.2016 | UK

2016 was a good year for those on the right-wing side of politics as the so-called “alt-right” made some serious inroads in the US. But those good...

7 Reasons National Action Neo-Nazis Are Terrifyingly Incompetent

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK

National Action (NA) today (Monday) gained the dubious honour of being the first far-right group to be banned in the UK. Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, d...

Why Terrorists Like Jo Cox's Murderer Are 'Far More Hidden' Than Religious Extremists

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK

Terrorists such as Jo Cox’s murderer Thomas Mair are virtually impossible to detect and stop, an expert has warned, as Far Right extremists are “f...

Why Terrorists Like Jo Cox's Murderer Are 'Far More Hidden' Than Religious Extremists

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK

Terrorists such as Jo Cox’s murderer Thomas Mair are virtually impossible to detect and stop, an expert has warned, as Far Right extremists are “f...

How Nazi Propaganda Turned A Loner With Mental Health Issues Into Jo Cox's Terrorist Killer

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK

The murder of MP Jo Cox was carried out in the name of white supremacy, the trial judge has said when sentencing her killer to life in prison. Thomas ...

Stop Making Excuses For The Racists Who Voted Trump

Mikhail Yakovlev | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Mikhail Yakovlev

History repeats itself. The day after the Brexit referendum, left-leaning publications rushed to justify the vote as an anti-establishment revolt by t...

Expert Explains The Spike Of Post-Brexit Racism And It's Quite Scary

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.07.2016 | UK

The UK is seeing a surge of "celebratory racism" after the vote to leave the European Union, as some white Brits feel they have "finally got something...

BNP Denies It Sent These Islamophobic Leaflets Attacking Jo Cox

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK

The British National Party (BNP) has been forced to deny that it sent out anti-Muslim leaflets which attacked murdered MP Jo Cox. The leaflets were se...

Don't Let the Spite of the Far-Right Define Britain

Will Black | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Politics
Will Black

Brits fighting alongside Poles and other Europeans defeated the Nazis in the 1940s. Now, several decades later, we all have to work together to ensure that the ignorant vindictiveness of the far-right does not define us as a nation.

Jo Cox Was Poised To Release Report On 80% Jump In Islamophobic Attacks

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK

Jo Cox was set to address parliament later this month about a surge in anti-Muslim attacks, especially against women, it has been revealed. The mother...

Britain First Went Camping And People Are Absolutely Ripping Them For It

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK

Britain First would like you to know there is much more to the group than just failing abysmally in elections and getting chased out of cities. They a...

National Action Launches 'Laughable Paedo Hunt' Despite Having Sex Offender Member

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 11.06.2016 | UK

National Action has launched a "laughable investigative journalism" series called 'Paedo Hunt', despite one of its own members being convicted of a se...

The EDL's Bristol March Was Completely Overshadowed By A Naked Bike Ride (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 05.06.2016 | UK

On Saturday the English Defence League held an anti-immigration march in Bristol prompting a large police presence to keep it and anti-facist demonstr...

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 23.09.2016 | 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...