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Nick Lowles’ blog

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

The Year Hate Went Mainstream

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

In a year dominated by the UK’s vote to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump, there were mixed fortunes for Britain’s far right. For them it was a year of further marginalisation, convictions and bans punctuated only by extreme acts of violence – such as the  more...


Colin Robertson’s Woes

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Far-right vlogger Colin Robertson

Far-right vlogger Colin Robertson, better known as Millennial Woes, has said he may leave the UK due to increasing opposition and scrutiny. In a recent YouTube video he explicitly named HOPE not hate as a cause of his anxiety saying: ‘I think I should leave Britain […] I know that I  more...


The Insider’s blog

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

Bizarre accusations!

Friday, 17 February 2017

Has Sen been on the bottle, again?

Given the sort of people we write about, we receive a lot of strange emails and even stranger messages get left on our blog. We try and moderate them all and respond, wherever possible, to the salient ones (or at least ones not trying to flog us timeshares in far-flung  more...


EDL leader makes rape gag

Friday, 17 February 2017

Ian Crossland racist, misogynist, disablist.

It seems obvious but apparently we need point out to the EDL's national spokesperson that rape is never funny. Ian Crossland celebrated St. Valentine's day not with flowers, but a crude and hugely offensive Facebook post. The man who, with his fellow charmers, claims to protest against sexual abuse, wrote: Roses are red violets  more...


Stateside blog

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

Loyal White Knights of the KKK in crisis

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

America’s largest and most notorious KKK group, the Loyal White Knights (LWK), has been thrown into bloody crisis and infighting just weeks after its inner workings and activist base was exposed following a 15-month infiltration by HOPE not hate. A recent article by the Southern Poverty Law Centre (SPLC), a leading  more...


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...


Purple Rain blog

Putting UKIP under the magnifying glass, see all PR blogs

Paul Nuttall pictured with another far right activist

Friday, 3 February 2017

Wayne Riley with Paul Nuttall

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall’s ability to attract the country’s more colourful far right activists continues to hit his Stoke by-election campaign. Last week the national press caught up with HOPE Not Hate’s blog of last May to report how Nuttall had posed with violent EDL criminal Andrew Edge. Regular readers will  more...


Far Right Feedback Loop: Virginia Hale, the “Alt-Right” and Breitbart

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Earlier this month Breitbart London received round condemnation from the press for deliberately publishing misleading news. Writing on the site, Virginia Hale declared that a “mob” of “more than 1,000 men” attacked police officers and “set Germany’s oldest church alight” on New Year's Eve. These claims were quickly dispelled by the German  more...