UKIP’s dominant figure tried and failed to keep his party free of Tommy Robinson’s poison. The worst possible people are taking over at the worst possible time.
Posts Tagged: Fascism
The next election is vulnerable to cyber attack. That’s why I, a Republican, am working with Democrats and others to help protect democracy itself.
There would, quite rightly, be outrage if a senior Conservative figure delivered a speech to a crowd which waved fascist flags.
Daniel Hannan: Corbyn’s first instinct in a national crisis is to treat it as a way to attack the Tories – much to Putin’s satisfaction
Ask one question: In what conflict has Jeremy Corbyn ever been on Britain’s side? He always finds a way of blaming the world’s problems on the West.
The old hatred has been ushered in by a toxic mix of Islamism, anti-immigrant populism and far-leftism. Liberalism must fight back.
If we aren’t willing to honestly apply the same rules to ourselves as to our opponents, everyone loses out
If you criticise Trump’s Charlotteville generalisations while defending the same tactics from Corbyn, you’re making our politics worse.
Sean O’Callaghan: Puffed-up, bewildered, pampered second-raters. The elites that nearly let an extremist into Downing Street.
There is only one priority: keep the Stalinists, trots, Islamist fellow-travellers, gender and feminist lunatics and, yes, the young deluded idealists out of power.
Iain Dale: Jo Cox’s murder was also an attack on the state. Which is why a whole life tariff for her killer was right.
Plus: Hammond’s jokes. Javid’s stonewalling. Am I a fascist? And: of the making of books there is no end
One historical study has found that, on average, authoritarian parties surge by around 30 per cent as the economic consequences play out.
Evidence suggests that there was a post-June 23rd spike. But a relationship with the referendum is contestable. And the normal trend soon reasserted itself.
Yes, political debate must be responsible. But it must also be robust – on immigration, and everything else
We are four days away from the biggest political decision of our generation. Let the arguments be put.
When it comes to bans and bars from Britain, circumstances count. But there should always be a presumption in favour of freedom.
Lee Scott: “Dirty Jew”. The campaign of hate, abuse and death threats that cast a dark cloud over our electoral system
Honesty and trust has been vital to the process. I am not now absolutely certain that this assumption can still be relied upon.