The far-right panic: a distraction from jihadism

Growing threat of far-right extremism in Britain’, warned a London Evening Standard’s front page this week. Normally, statistics related to the government’s Prevent Strategy, under which people are reported to the police for expressing extreme views, are met with suspicion and criticism. Not this time. Apparently, 25 per cent of Prevent cases now deal with people expressing far-right views, an increase from last year’s 15 per cent of cases. David Anderson QC said the large numbers being identified as far-right sympathisers, among adults and children, illustrated the growing danger posed to Britain by the far-right.

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