Tonight, ITV goes undercover in Britain's far right.
It exposes their extremist views, open support for Holocaust denial and rabid Islamophobia.
At a time when Britain’s far right is searching for respectability, this programme reveals them for the nasty extremists they always were.
ITV sent three women undercover into different far-right groups.
The results include:
- The extreme views of Anne Marie Waters, who polled a clear second place in the UKIP leadership ballot – and who the party claimed it had vetted.
- The new recruiting methods (aimed at the young and women) of expanding far-right groups and of the British far right’s links to pan-European movements such as Generation Identity, which has its own youth training camp.
- The hardline views of the movement’s old guard, which includes Holocaust denial and support for the banned nazi terrorist group, National Action.
- The emergence of a younger generation of activists who, on first impressions, appear more respectable and tech savvy.
- The growing importance and use of social media by Britain’s new generation of far-right activists.
The programme gives a fantastic snapshot of Britain’s extremist scene and reminds us of the need to remain vigilant to its continuing threat. Behind the professionally-made videos and trendy and youthful designs, the new generation are both extreme and dangerous.
I’m proud to say that HOPE not hate has contributed our expert knowledge on British far-right groups and how they operate to the making of the programme.
To accompany the findings, we are compiling more information on the featured group on our site, which you can find here.
Undercover: Inside Britain’s New Far Right airs tonight, November 9 on ITV1 at 10:40pm.