UK Fascism

On Remembrance Day Who Are The Real Patriots?

John Wight | Posted 07.11.2014 | 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.

The Intellectual Truth About Racism

Grant Feller | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

Smart people are just as racist as their less intelligent peers - they're just better at concealing their prejudice, according to a University of Michigan report.

Islamophobia: Why the Debate About Channel 4's Ramadan Season Could Increase It

Steve Rose | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Politics
Steve Rose

If your sensibilities are truly 'threatened' by a 3am call to prayer and a day of televised 20-second reminders. Don't tune in. Nobody is forcing this upon you... Ramadan is meant to bring Muslims closer to their faith. However, certain right wing media want to push them further from society. We must challenge them instead.

Ending Hate and the 'War on Terror'

Bettina Gronblom | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK
Bettina Gronblom

We are caught in a spiral of fear, leading to more violence and not leaving enough room for love. So a big real part of the 'war on terror' is one which takes place within us. It is one where we let our fears lead us to hate. 'Fighting' our own fears then becomes the war worth fighting and the way we can stop this cycle of violence. And we need to start uplifting others along with us.

Paolo Di Canio - The Extreme in Sport

Benjamin Spiro-Hughes | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Sport
Benjamin Spiro-Hughes

It is important though not be charmed by the old line about him having black friends. He knows full well the power of his Roman salute. The man he admires, the former Italian dictator, Benito Mussolini had oscillating views on Italian Jews but was openly racist

Why It's Right to Hold Paolo Di Canio to Account Over Fascism

David Hobbs | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Sport
David Hobbs

Whether or not Di Canio verbally or physically expresses extreme views is not really the point. Why should someone whose political leanings give credit to those who support intolerance to the point of persecution be allowed to operate unchecked? So what if Di Canio's previous right-wing rhetoric might be deemed 'soft-core'?

'I Do Not Support Fascism'

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Sport

Paolo di Canio, the new Sunderland manager, has issued a statement declaring he does not support "the ideology of fascism". The Italian's appointme...

'This Is Not The Houses Of Parliament'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK

Paulo Di Canio has brushed off questions about his fascist tendencies, insisting: "I am not a politician." The Italian's appointment as Sunderland ...

Sunderland Fans Vow To Boycott Over Di Canio Appointment

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Sport

Paolo di Canio's appointment as Sunderland manager has prompted a section of supporters to boycott the club, after he had to deny he was racist. Fo...