UK Fascism

What Exactly Do We Mean By 'Far Right'

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 07.07.2017 | UK Politics
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

The political terminology of left, right, extreme left, far right can be a minefield for anybody trying to make sense of their newspaper. Not only are the terms hard to pin down to a precise definition they are also used interchangeably and (often) wrongly, leading to widespread confusion.

Tackling Our Own Inner Prejudice

Roanna Carleton-Taylor | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK
Roanna Carleton-Taylor

Sometimes there is a danger we can be so passionate about eradicating prejudice that it actually leads to us developing prejudices of our own. We fight so hard for the rights of some that we start to develop preconceptions about others whom we wrongly perceive to be aggressors.

Taming The Anger Inside

Katie Lodge | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK
Katie Lodge

It starts off as a stomach thing. It bulges in your innards, scampers upwards, gets you by the throat and booms. Blood spreads life wildfire to the am...

I Crossed The Hungarian Border As A Refugee: Their New Refugee Detention Bill Doesn't Surprise Me

Maudie Fraser | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Politics
Maudie Fraser

On 13th October 2015, I crossed the border from Croatia to Hungary, along with hundreds of refugees travelling northwards through Europe towards Germa...

Corbyn Was Never The Point

Sam Harrison | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Politics
Sam Harrison

Plenty has been written about the 'left-behind' voters who have now created Brexit and Trump and are threatening to make a fascist President of France. But they have mostly been regarded - and possibly accurately - as something of a throwback, Luddites who provide little more than a general talking point and a useful demos for a small group of right-wing commentators with populist pretensions. There have been very few attempts to analyse the actual content of left-behindedness.

Fascism, Free Speech, And Why You Haven't Seen The Last Of Milo Yiannopoulos

Barnaby Papadopulos | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Barnaby Papadopulos

When Milo Yiannopoulos recovers from the weeks events, as I am sure he will, we must be ready and willing to confront him.

Arts Must Be At The Forefront Of The Fight Against Fascism

Nir Paldi | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Nir Paldi

Photographer: Jack Offord It looks like in the next few years all of us who believe in human rights and peace will need to do a lot of protesting. We...

The Politics Of Hatred On The Rise

Bob Morgan | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

Donald Trump succeeded in becoming the American President by promising to be hostile towards foreign people - by blaming them for the problems his potential voters were experiencing.

Finding Parallels: Fusing History With The Present With Thought To Donald Trump

Claire Meadows | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
Claire Meadows

With the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump mere days away, I believe it's safe to say that the world is in a state of flux. This may be putting it lightly.

The Murder Of Jo Cox Did Not Take Place In A Political Vacuum

John Wight | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Politics
John Wight

While Mair acted alone he was undoubtedly buoyed in carrying out his crime by the climate of bigotry and hatred of 'the other' created by peddlers of the politics of division and scapegoating in the context of a campaign on Britain's membership of the EU that shamed our democracy.

Fascism Must Never Trump Democracy

Tess Finch-Lees | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Politics
Tess Finch-Lees

Now is not the time to hide in a bunker. If something's worth fighting for, be it the NHS, libraries, equality, or multi-culturalism, get out and fight for it. It'll take more than armchair activism to salvage any hope from this wreckage.

Why You Shouldn't Feel Shocked By 2016

Rose Gibbs | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Politics
Rose Gibbs

f the events of 2016 come as a surprise - it is because we are failing to communicate or take an interest in people beyond our own small bubbles. A failure that is also seen within our political parties who have not listened to the urgently felt concerns of so many people and thus neglected to provide for the huge changes that neoliberal globalisation has caused.

Brexit And Trump - Sleepwalking Towards Fascism

John Wight | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
John Wight

So what now? Demoralisation and defeatism is never an option, and never more so than today. Determined opposition to Brexit in the UK and to Trump in the US must emerge - strong, determined, assertive and confident in its own strength of purpose and arguments. Brexit is not inevitable and, no, we should not accept the result of a referendum that has taken us to the edge of a political, economic, and constitutional cliff.

East End's Legacy Of Fighting Bigotry Since The Battle Of Cable Street

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

In post-Brexit Britain when there will be natural economic uncertainty, our political class and media establishment have an historic obligation to keep our country safe from bigotry by being positive, robust and wise in their discourse.

The Hidden Monster: Authoritarianism Is Not Just For The Right

Jacob Daniels | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jacob Daniels

It saddens me. It saddens me greatly. The people who do this think they have the best intentions. But you cannot use the tools of tyrants. They are damned. They will only bring about pain, misery and oppression. I write this as a warning to those on the left. The path of liberty is narrow and it is easy to fall prey to fascism. Deals with the devil always look good to start, but you will soon learn that there is a higher price that you pay. Your soul.

Corbyn's Opponents Have Lost Sight Of The Bigger Picture: Things Are Much Worse Than They Claim

Sam Harrison | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Harrison

The right of the Labour Party, for all its doom-stricken expressions and angry attacks on Corbyn and his adherents, is in fact being insufficiently pessimistic. They seem to think that if they replace their leader with a balding, uncharismatic, middle-class technocrat, it will be sufficient to avert the collapse of the Labour electoral coalition, ride out the politically destabilising effects of Brexit, and confront the emerging problem of a new fascism that could define the future of western politics. Myself, I shall stick with Corbyn.

The Irresistible Rise of Nige

Bex Felton | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Politics
Bex Felton

So welcome back Nigel Farage: the face of acceptable bigotry and daytime drinking. It looks like we missed you.

We Live in the Age of the Ignorant

Robin Lustig | Posted 05.03.2017 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

This is not a good time to be in the punditry business. It's as well to recognise the fact: none of us has a clue what's going on. Donald Trump? How did that happen? ... Politics in both the US and Europe is getting ugly. So here's another suggestion: let's put teachers and doctors in charge. They could hardly do any worse than the current lot.

People Together: Against Fear and Bigotry

Robin Lustig | Posted 11.12.2016 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

It is time to stand together: Muslim and non-Muslim, black and white, young and old. It is time to unite against the fanatics and the bigots. They want to turn us against each other, so our response - our only response - must be to come together.

Why the Golden Dawn is a Neo-Nazi Party

Daphne Halikiopoulou | Posted 23.06.2016 | 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 17.06.2016 | 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 14.06.2016 | 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.