A march of thousands led by “Tommy Robinson” and UKIP leader Gerard Batten marked the first outing of a new project for the far right in Britain – bringing together a racist street movement and what was once a traditional electoral party, UKIP. The move marks a new direction for the far right in Britain – but it has antecedents elsewhere…
Last Saturday’s DFLA demo was a bad day for them and a good day for antifascists. We look here at the internal dynamics of the racist hooligans’ group and what Saturday’s events mean for the wider far right
UPDATE 13 October 2018: For some live coverage of the day’s events see the Dream Deferred twitter page. We’ll have a full report, with pics and video, and a post-demo analysis on this site later.
Thousands turned out on Saturday 14 July for another “Free Tommy Robinson” demo – the latest in just over a year of far right racist street protests listed in our table. Now elements of the new far right movement see an opening amid the Tories’ Brexit crisis.
Thousands of racists, far right activists and fascists marched through central London on Sunday 6 May. We want to set this event in a wider context – how the far right is operating across Europe and America and how the event marks a new departure even from previous mobilisations by Tommy Robinson and the Football Lads Alliance.
Even if UKIP didn’t win, Labour’s majority of some 14,000 would be slashed in a damning verdict on Corbyn, they claimed… right up until the result came through.