UK Fascism

Why the Golden Dawn is a Neo-Nazi Party

Daphne Halikiopoulou | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Politics
Daphne Halikiopoulou

The Golden Dawn belongs to the fascist family and fulfils all the above criteria, including the emphasis Nazism places on the 'Nation'. So, while the party itself may reject the fascist label, it nonetheless espouses all core fascist, and more specifically Nazi, principles.

Oxford University's Labour Leaders Back Corbyn: A Disgrace But Not a Surprise

David Browne | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Browne

The support of Oxford University Labour Club's leadership, and other sections of Oxford's Far Left, for Jeremy Corbyn should not come as a surprise to anyone familiar with the state of politics at Oxford

Kennedy, Far From Camelot

James Christie | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Politics
James Christie

I met Charles Kennedy once. I also met Benito Mussolini. One of these statements is true. The other one is a bit of an exaggeration, but not as much ...

Silencing "Hate Speech" Doesn't Stop Hate

Jerry Barnett | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Politics
Jerry Barnett

All censorship, including No Platform, is an elitist activity. Censors are generally self-appointed individuals who believe they have the right to decide which viewpoints should not be spoken or heard by anyone.

Why It's Important to Protest Against Injustice on Holocaust Memorial Day

Dan Glass | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK
Dan Glass

I believe that memorialisation without action is part of the problem. The 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau is as good a time as any to deliver that message.

Today We're All Charlie Hebdo, but We Need to Understand We're Also All Neighbours Now

Rob Owen Bell | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK
Rob Owen Bell

Now I'm not siding with the 'we brought this on ourselves' lot. What I'm saying is we just haven't got to grips with the fact rapid developments in communications technology and transport have well and truly moved the goalposts.

How Have Millionaire Tories Convinced Us Immigrants and the Poor Are to Blame for Poverty?

Rob Owen Bell | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Politics
Rob Owen Bell

As long as the public continues to accept the assurances of the rich that we have to suffer so that they don't have to, the bitterness created will continue to create divisions between ethnic and religious communities that should be working together to destroy zero hour contracts and ensure proper funding for the NHS.

Hull's Taxi Drivers and the Luftwaffe - Lessons About the Past and Warnings About the Future..

Karl Davis | Posted 22.02.2015 | UK
Karl Davis

Recent debates around the whole "local driver" issue involving a local taxi firm are illustrated beautifully by two buildings on Hull's Holderness Road. They are connected by real proximity, but separated by the passage of 70 years. Yards from 35 taxi's bustling taxi office stands the Boyes store, built on the site of what was the Savoy Cinema.

On Remembrance Day Who Are The Real Patriots?

John Wight | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Politics
John Wight

With Remembrance Day almost upon us we have entered another period of debate and discussion over the symbolism of the poppy. It's a debate which offers irrefutable proof of the increasing politicisation of this annual event, one which rather than unite the country around a shared narrative and set of values instead reminds us of a history of conflict that is contested over the question of whether it should be considered a source of pride or shame...

Is European Fascism on the Rise?

Jo Simmons | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Politics
Jo Simmons

Though Russia has trumpeted its goal of fighting fascism more or less continuously since the Second World War, many in Europe have assumed such an ideology to be definitively outmoded. Today, the West must figure out how to speak to disenfranchised citizens in a meaningful way, to show them that dysfunctional democracies can be reformed, and that directing political frustration at society's most vulnerable members is never a constructive way forward.

The First Time as Tragedy, the Second Time as Farage

Peter Thompson | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Thompson

The first time as tragedy, the second time as Farage It may be that we have seen the high point of UKIP already come and go, but somehow I doubt it. ...

National Politics Must Not Undermine International Law

David Young | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Politics
David Young

When José María Galante believed he had discovered his former fascist torturer living contently near his home in Madrid and freely jogging around the local park most mornings no one might have imagined the implications for the future of the international law of universal jurisdiction, that allows serious crimes committed in one country to be tried in another.

Nietzsche Club, 'Fascist, Sexist, Homophobic' Society, Banned By University

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A student society accused of being "fascist" has been banned from the University of London campus by the student body. The group, which calls itsel...

Nazis Now on Campus

Colin Cortbus | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Colin Cortbus

The far-right, the BNP and the short-lived Liverpool-based National Culturists, have previously attempted to agitate on campuses. But what is new and threatening about National Action as a phenomenon is the group's overt, totally unconcealed admiration for Adolf Hitler, its links to the ideology of violent terrorists, and most significantly the advanced, potentially ground-breaking propaganda tactics the group employs .

Jessica Elgot

Hungarian 'Fascist' Set To Visit London

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Home Secretary Theresa May has been urged to ban a Hungarian extreme right leader from the UK, as he prepares to come to a meeting in London on Sunday...

Victory for Ukip Is Meaningless for Europe

Ben Acheson | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Politics
Ben Acheson

Farage himself predicted an "earthquake" while other prominent right wingers envisage "the liberation from the European elite, the monster in Brussels". So are they correct? Their success would certainly send a shockwave across the continent but are we really about to find ourselves at the mercy of the most anti-EU, combatively euro-sceptic European Parliament to date? No.

Last Night's Panorama Wasn't Balanced, It Was Racist

Steve Rose | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Politics
Steve Rose

This edition of Panorama is merely a symptom of the wider discourse around immigration. A debate so toxic that facts are shouted down in a wave of popular fascism. But it also threatens our relationship with Europe and our right to free movement. On both fronts, we should all be worried about where this debate is heading in 2015.

Croatia Defender To Miss World Cup Over Fascist Salute

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Sport

Croatia defender Josip Simunic will miss the World Cup after being banned for 10 matches by FIFA for shouting a fascist salute following his team's pl...

Prime Minister's Taskforce Recommendations on Tackling Extremism Online Won't Be Effective

Sebastien Feve | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Politics
Sebastien Feve

This week, the Prime Minister's Tackling Extremism in the UK task force reported its findings and recommendations. Set up in the aftermath of the kill...

Unbelievable...

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Reports and photographs from an EDL demonstration in Exeter today appear to show members of the group laughing as they don burkhas and "pray in the st...

The Daily Express's Latest Campaign Flirts With Fascism

Steve Rose | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Steve Rose

The most recent front-pages from the Daily Express demonstrates their retreat from reality into the realm of myth... There is a very real danger of the Express co-opting and channelling a real and legitimate frustration and sense of betrayal against vulnerable migrants.

Beware The Jack Wilshere Lurking In Your Office

Grant Feller | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Grant Feller

I doubt that Jack Wilshere will find his way to this blog but if any of my many thousands of fans know his email address, perhaps they'd alert him to ...

Dawn Raids On Greek Neo-Fascists

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK

Leaders of the neo-fascist Golden Dawn have been targeted in early morning raids by Greek counter-terror police, with the party's leader, three MPs an...

Farage A School 'Bully' And 'Fascist'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK Politics

In an embarrassing revelation for Nigel Farage, a letter has emerged in which the Ukip leader is described as a "bully" and a "fascist" by teachers at...

The Campaign to Ban the Veil Is Only the Latest Attack on the Muslim Community

John Wight | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Politics
John Wight

The latest manifestation of this campaign centres on the veil, or niqab, worn by a minority of Muslim women in Britain but recently inflated to assume the status of a threat to society. It is a campaign which has drawn support from both right and left of the mainstream political spectrum and commentariat, justified on the basis of women's rights, security, and/or progress.