Wednesday, 21 December 2016

TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT "HOPE NOT HATE" THUGS

Nigel Farage attacks Hope not Hate as "extremist" after Merkel terror spat with dead Labour MP's husband



Nigel Farage has branded the pro-Labour front group, Hope not Hate, an "extremist" organisation during a radio interview. The accusation follows an online spat over Angela Merkel's support for open borders after the recent terrorist attack in Germany, with the husband of a murdered Labour MP.

Hope not Hate received funds donated by the public after the murder of the Labour MP, Jo Cox, earlier this year, and her husband, Brendan Cox, is a friend of the group's current director, Nick Lowles. Hope not Hate is now threatening to take Nigel Farage to court for libel, and is asking for funds, as a result, on its website.

Nick Lowles also claims a legal letter has been sent to Nigel Farage demanding a retraction, but so far it has been ignored by the prominent UKIP MEP.

And various other websites, including Breitbart, are openly declaring their support for the former UKIP leader, whose party has been on the receiving end of Hope not Hate's partisan bile previously.

Despite its much-vaunted mainstream Labour credentials, and previous state funding, Hope not Hate is a splinter group from the far-left Searchlight magazine, which is still published by a Communist party supporter and convicted burglar, Gerry Gable, and his dotty wife, Sonia, who has supported "neo-nazi" (the words of her husband, incidentally!) organisations in the past.

Before joining Searchlight as a writer, and editor, Nick Lowles was a supporter of Anti-Fascist Action, based in Yorkshire, whilst trying his hand as a journalist. And Searchlight magazine printed numerous articles in support of AFA during the eighties and early nineties, before a later split between AFA and the magazine.

Anti-Fascist Action itself was a coalition of anarchist and far-left activists who regularly engaged in physical violence with political opponents during that period across various parts of the country, particularly in London, Scotland and Yorkshire.

In 1993, a member of AFA, also a leading member of Red Action, which had split from the Socialist Workers' Party, planted bombs in London for the IRA.

It remains to be seen whether this media spat gets into court, but Nigel Farage's informed attack on Hope not Hate is an early Christmas present for all nationalists.

Whatever happens, let's hope the liberal media takes a closer look at the antecedents of Hope not Hate, as a result of the headline-making row between them and the UKIP politician.

You can read more about the original comments about Hope not Hate here.

 

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