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Nick Lowles’ blog

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

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...


David Hopper – a grievous loss

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Dave Hopper (second from left) at 100th anniversary of the disaster at Senghenydd Colliery in 2013 when 439 men and boys were killed

Yesterday, we lost Dave Hopper, general secretary of the Durham Miners’ Association (DMA). Dave, a supporter of HOPE not hate, represented so much. A marra to the marrow, he was cut from the hard rock above Durham’s deep seams of coal and was everything admirable about Durham pitmen: proud of his  more...


The Insider’s blog

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

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...


The EDL is revolting

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Crossland: Piss head leader of the EDL

Saturday was a poor day out for the English Defence League (EDL), even by their low standards. Their London demonstration was not only poorly attended (even by their poor standards) but descended into a series of drunken brawls. That is standard. Why the EDL persist with being the EDL is a  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

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...


UKIP conspiracy theorists blame Jo Cox’s death on pro-EU hitmen

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

A post currently being shared by conspiracy theorist. The post erroneously states that Sweden adopted the Euro in 2003 – Sweden in fact rejected the Euro.

Whilst UKIP are busy accusing the Remain campaign of politicising the tragic death of Jo Cox MP last Thursday, UKIP’s Bury, Lancashire branch have made the appalling suggestion that Cox was murdered by pro-EU interests. A theory being promulgated amongst conspiracy theorists within the Brexit campaign points to the “striking similarities”  more...