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Nick Lowles’ blog

Nick is HOPE not hate co-ordinator, see all Nicks blogs

Online Abuse - Can we really Reclaim the Internet?

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Reclaim the Internet

HOPE not hate Research Intern Freya Ballard reports on the recent Reclaim the Internet conference. HOPE not hate is committed to this new initiative to work out solutions to defeating online hate. The internet is an essential part of modern life and can be a positive source for promoting change, connecting  more...

How the EU Referendum has divided Britain

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

It will probably come as no surprise to you that Britain is a more divided country as a consequence of the EU Referendum campaign. But now we have the evidence.Research commissioned by HOPE not hate and conducted by the pollsters Populus, has found an increasingly polarised society.Nearly two-thirds (63%) of  more...

The Insider’s blog

Getting under the skin of the far-right, see all Insiders blogs

Six days in and latest EDL splinter...splinters

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Weir is already weary of new formula fascism.

Last week my colleague reported on the formation of yet another splinter group from the ever dwindling English Defence League. The United Patriots of Britain are led by Andrew Edge, who is not the sharpest of even these self-described tools. This is a man who, with a conviction for violent disorder  more...

Racists reinvent another wheel

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Weir speaking alongside Lennon and Gower back in February

No surprises last night when people loyal to English Defence League (EDL) founder Stephen Lennon split what remained of the group to form another group that will be exactly the same as the one they split from. Twelve "tools" (their own words) have come together to form "United People of Britain  more...

Stateside blog

Keep abreast of developments ahead of the US Presidential elections, see all Stateside blogs

The ‘Counter-Jihad’ Movement’s Revealing Reaction to Black Lives Matter

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Those who believe themselves to be self-styled ‘counter-jihadists’ (part of what we define as the counter-jihad movement, or CJM) are forever telling us that they are not racist. They only target Islamic extremists, they maintain. Of course, anyone who monitors them, as we do, knows that is a willful flight  more...

A Divided Nation

Sunday, 17 July 2016

This weekend saw three police officers being shot dead and another three injured in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Americans are famous for their optimism. As far back as the start of the 19th century the French political thinker and historian Alexis de Tocqueville noted how Americans ‘have all a lively faith in the perfectibility of man […] and they admit that what appears to them to be good  more...

Purple Rain blog

Putting UKIP under the magnifying glass, see all PR blogs

The New Face of UKIP?

Monday, 25 July 2016

Steven Woolfe MEP, potential next Leader of UKIP

Following its unexpected success in the EU Referendum, UKIP is facing great difficulties and even greater opportunities. The inability of UKIP’s leaders to outline a clear set of post-Brexit policies has left it without direction and struggling to find purpose. The subsequent abdication of Nigel Farage and his assumed heir Paul  more...

Revealing tweets from UKIP up-and-comer

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Dan Jukes and his hate

The above was tweeted by Dan Jukes, UKIP’s Digital Manager, in response to an article in The Independent by former UKIP advisor Sarinder Joshua Duroch. Duroch, a British national of Indian heritage, claims he was forced to leave UKIP after he was harassed by the leadership to withdraw an official complaint  more...