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Ex-UKIP backer Arron Banks to stand in June General Election

by David Lawrence | Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Former UKIP millionaire donor Arron Banks has announced that he will challenge the party's former MP for Clacton, Douglas Carswell, in the June 2017 snap general election. Banks made the announcement via Twitter moments after Prime Minister Theresa May called a General Election for 8 June 2017. Banks, who donated £1 million more...

Theresa May calls General Election

by Safya Khan-Ruf | Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Theresa May has announced she’s calling a snap general election on 8 June, despite repeatedly claiming in the past that she was against an early vote. She says she needs a fresh mandate to move ahead with Britain’s Brexit divorce from the European Union. Figures from the populist and further right fringes, more...

Birmingham Muslims Unite Against Terrorism

by HOPE not hate | Friday, 24 March 2017

Over 250 Birmingham Imams, mosques and organisations pledge to combat terrorism by delivering a Friday #notinourname sermon to their congregations Leading Muslim organisations call on Muslims to unite and march against terrorism in Birmingham on Saturday 1pm Victoria Square Muslims highlight teachings of the Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad, which condemn violence more...

The Business of Selling Hate

by Safya Khan-Ruf | Tuesday, 21 March 2017

“Is liberal democracy under threat”? That was the question posed at a London School of Economics (LSE) event on Friday, at which HOPE not hate senior researcher Joe Mulhall and Chetan Bhatt, professor of Sociology at the LSE, discussed evolving hate groups, the far right’s seductive message and how to reach more...

Calls for law change as asylum seekers report harrowing treatment across Europe

by Safya Khan-Ruf | Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Refugees report inhumane treatment in certain European countries, including being held in cages and tortured Migrant-rights group calls for scrapping of policy allowing return of refugees between member states Group urges creation of a standardised European application process Refugees should not be sent back to European countries with proven records of human rights more...

HOPE not hate demands Farage retract LBC smear

by HOPE not hate | Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Nigel Farage's allegations against HOPE not hate on LBC today are a political smear, which is why our lawyers have written to Mr Farage demanding that he retracts and publicly apologises for his remarks, or face further legal action. HOPE not hate is a well-respected, civil society organisation whose more than more...

Statement: Nigel Farage LBC comments

by HOPE not hate | Tuesday, 20 December 2016

We are aware of a serious and potentially libellous statement made about HOPE not hate by Nigel Farage on LBC radio this morning. We have no idea on what Mr Farage bases his outrageous comments. HOPE not hate has a proud history of campaigning against extremism and hatred. We will not be more...

National Action ban: HOPE not hate statement

by HOPE not hate | Monday, 12 December 2016

HOPE not hate welcomes the Home Secretary’s ban against the neo-Nazi group National Action (NA). National Action will be added to the Government’s official list of proscribed terrorist organisations. However, National Action supporters have already broken many existing laws [including incitement to racial hatred, threats to kill and violence] and we feel more...

Far-right groups ‘are inciting hate on social media’

The Times | Monday, 20 June 2016

Police are being urged to investigate extreme right-wing groups and their incitement activities after a series of hateful messages were published on social media in the wake of Jo Cox’s murder. Nationalist groups have been accused of glorifying Thomas Mair, Mrs Cox’s accused killer, crowing about the attack and making excuses more...

Far right hijacks MP’s murder for Brexit

The Times by James Lyons | Monday, 20 June 2016

A far-right group has tried to hijack the killing of Jo Cox and link it to the campaign for Brexit. National Action posted a picture of murder suspect Thomas Mair with a caption reading: “#VoteLeave, don’t let this man’s sacrifice go in vain. Jo Cox would have filled Yorkshire with more more...