Ministers must not ignore the growing threat of violence from far-right extremists in Britain in the wake of ISIS terrorism and crimes involving UK Muslims, a senior Home Office adviser said today.
The anonymous expert on right-wing extremism warned that the Government is putting an emphasis on the ‘global jihadist agenda’ while possibly ignoring the growth of the far-right at home.
This coward stays anonymous because obviously these right-wing extremists might start blowing things up, right?
The adviser warned of the importance of preventing a violent attack being carried out by the far-right in Britain in the future.
He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: ‘I have been working with people from the far-right for about 27 years now.
‘I can see increases in some of these groups and membership in some of these groups based on things that are happening nationally here and internationally.
‘A lot of the emphasis is put on the global jihadist agenda, which is fine, and it needs to be, but I really feel that this agenda, the repercussions of some of that in terms of the far-right can’t be ignored.
‘I wouldn’t want to get to the point where something happens and we look back and think actually we should have addressed that as well.’
Odd, but we can’t quite seem to recall any so-called ‘far right’ types chopping off heads.