The traditional far right is organisationally at its weakest for decades, but its rhetoric and ideas are now increasingly found in the political mainstream.
This is according to Hope not Hate’s annual State of Hate report in March 2020. This annual paper reviews on the state and nature of Britain’s far right, analysing the threat it poses and how we can tackle it.
The report finds:
- Both main political parties are struggling to deal with racism and prejudice within their own ranks
- Traditional far-right parties have struggled to maintain a clear identity and purpose at a time when Brexit and notions of British sovereignty have consumed our political and cultural discourse
- Sexual violence and misogyny is becoming more prevalent on the far right, especially among younger extremists.