Tag: UK Radical Right

A Decade after David Copeland: Neo-Nazi ‘broadband terrorism’ in the UK

CARR’s Director, Prof. Matthew Feldman presents: A Decade After David Copeland: Neo-Nazi ‘Broadband Terrorism’ in the UK.  This talk was presented as part of the “Neo-Nazi “Broadband Terrorism” in the UK” seminar at the University of Leicester on April 18, 2018. The threat posed by terrorism today is changing rapidly – as have methods of… Continue reading “A Decade after David Copeland: Neo-Nazi ‘broadband terrorism’ in the UK”

Silent Discussion | SHORT DOCUMENTARY

This short documentary explores the turbulent relationship between the UK’s fascist social movement, English Defence League (EDL) and the anti-fascist pressure group, Unite Against Fascism (UAF). The documentary includes an interview with Professor Matthew Feldman. – May 8, 2018. Professor Matthew Feldman is Director of CARR, specialising on fascist ideology and the far-right in Europe and the… Continue reading “Silent Discussion | SHORT DOCUMENTARY”

A Peculiar Turn for Britain’s Radical Right? ‘Islamisation’, Vigilantism and Britain First

Britain’s radical right is at a worrying crossroads. ‘[P]olitically marginalised, fractured, leaderless and increasingly violent’, Britain’s radical-right is now more ‘isolated and in retreat’ than at any point over the past twenty years – ‘becoming more extreme and violent’ in the process. Despite popular outbursts of nationalism and xenophobia after the 2016 EU referendum, it… Continue reading “A Peculiar Turn for Britain’s Radical Right? ‘Islamisation’, Vigilantism and Britain First”

The Football Lad’s Alliance: the latest far-right street movement?

In October 2017, up to 30,000 people demonstrated on the streets of London in response to the terror attacks in Manchester and at London Bridge earlier that year. The second demonstration of its kind in the capital, it was organised by the Football Lads Alliance (FLA). Its third demonstration took place in Birmingham last month.… Continue reading “The Football Lad’s Alliance: the latest far-right street movement?”

What does banning individuals and organisations from social media platforms mean for efforts to counter extremism in the U.K.?

This month Facebook banned Britain First from its platform, saying the group had “repeatedly posted content designed to incite animosity and hatred against minority groups”. This follows Twitter’s ban in December 2017 of the organisation’s leaders, Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen, from its platform. Similarly, at the end of March 2018 it was announced that… Continue reading “What does banning individuals and organisations from social media platforms mean for efforts to counter extremism in the U.K.?”

How to Tackle the Extreme Right

The DAAD Workshop on “How to Tackle the Extreme Right: American, British, and German Perspectives” – February 12, 2018. Speaker: Dr Craig McCann, CARR Senior Fellow and a former member of the Metropolitan Police’s anti-terrorism force, discussed counter-terrorism strategies of the British police force.

What next for the UK Radical Right? Electoral Misfortune and the Rise of New Actors

2017 started as a terrible year for the UK radical right. With the leader of Britain First in prison and the far-right group UKIP tanking in the June 2017 General Election, the bluster that had put wind in the sails of Britain’s fringe political movement after the 2016 Brexit Referendum and American Presidential Election seemed… Continue reading “What next for the UK Radical Right? Electoral Misfortune and the Rise of New Actors”