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Who is Anne Marie Waters?

David Lawrence - 30 04 21

Anne Marie Waters, one of the UK’s most prominent anti-Muslim activists, is standing for election in Hartlepool (De Bruce ward) on 6 May.

Waters is one of 60 candidates representing the For Britain Movement, the far-right party she leads, in the local elections. Waters, who moved to Hartlepool last year, has been campaigning in the town for months, viewing it as her best chance of success after For Britain won a seat in De Bruce in 2019. 

Whilst presenting herself as a solution to Hartlepool’s local issues, Waters has spent years relentlessly attempting to associate Islam with violence and social degradation, and, in recent years, has increasingly adopted explicitly racial language. 

We have previously exposed For Britain’s links to extremists, including entire branches dominated by former British National Party (BNP) figures and fielding nazis in previous elections. Below we give an overview of Waters’ own political history.

The ‘counter-jihad’ scene

Waters (right) alongside Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson) at a Pegida UK event

“For a start the immigration will have to stop, the immigration from Islamic countries has to stop entirely, that is just the way it is. A lot of people need to be deported. Many mosques need to be closed down. It really has to get tough.” 

UKIP

For Britain leader Anne Marie Waters

“It’s called ‘war’, and if not for Islam, none of it would be happeningIslam has waged war on unbelievers for 1,400 years. It’s not the only cause of war, but it’s the cause of this one.”

For Britain

Waters launching For Britain alongside Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (aka Tommy Robinson)

“We are becoming an Islamic state […] the EU agreed to turn Europe into an Arabian Islamic continent, in return for trade, essentially […] My thinking is we need to reduce their birthrates now.”

Racist conspiracy theories

Waters with Jordan Diamond, then leader of Generation Identity UK

“I have had enough of having my skin colour degraded and insulted at every opportunity […] White people have absolutely nothing to apologise for, we have nothing to feel guilty about, and Europe is our little part of the world, and we have every right to a homeland, just like every other racial group on this planet […] I want white people to be recognised as the indigenous people of Europe.”

She went on to state:

“We are having our countries taken from us, because we are made to feel guilty about our very existence.

“The only reason that the mass migration into white Europe is happening on the scale that it’s happening is to disempower white people, to make us a minority and therefore unable to wield political power”.

Waters sporting her “White Lives Matter” t-shirt

“Anti-white hatred is also integral to globalism […] To persuade white Europe to hand over its countries to the globalists, we whites first had to be persuaded that it is what we deserve – as whites, we are inherently evil and the only way to escape this, the only redemption, is to surrender our land, our culture, our heritage, and even our jobs.

“Not only did whites allow our borders to be opened, but so self-hatingly docile had we become that we even agreed to laws which give non-whites an advantage in the jobs market (“positive discrimination”). We opened our borders then bowed down in apology and obedience to those who arrived; all the while destroying our own way of life and our personal prospects. This is globalism – the destruction of the free and wealthy Western populations.”

Read more on the For Britain Movement below

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