Would banning far-right ‘hate groups’ help combat extremism?

Analysis: The current approach to extremist groups is incoherent, but a crackdown could drive support to their causes

Lizzie Dearden
Security Correspondent
@lizziedearden
Tuesday 27 August 2019 22:37
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Extremists are adept at using negative publicity to gain followers
Extremists are adept at using negative publicity to gain followers

A new call for a list of “designated hate groups” that would be banned from making high-profile media appearances is likely to be a controversial one.

Report authors at the Tony Blair Institute argue that the move is necessary to address the link between extremism and terrorism.

They cite the example of Generation Identity, a movement that claims to be non-violent but calls for Europe-wide “remigration” to “preserve our ethno-cultural identity”.

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