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BBC Newsnight: Are we witnessing a ‘new wave of far-right extremism’ in the UK?


Katie Razzall investigates the role of campaign groups in north east England.

Sara Khan, lead commissioner for Countering Extremism in England and Wales tells Newsnight that the country is at the “beginning of a new wave of far-right extremism.”

Newsnight also speaks to Sarah Champion MP and Matthew Collins from anti-racism campaign Hope Not Hate.

Newsnight approached members of Justice for Women and Children about our story. Natasha Allan and Tommy Allan chose not to respond.

Sharon Binks told us: “I would like to ask why the BBC believe that to protest against rape is wrong. Rape Crisis believe that 85000 women and 12000 men are raped each year. Instead of questioning those who defend women and children, surely you should be questioning our political parties on why they ignore the figures.”

She didn’t respond to our questioning about her visit to Poland but on social media in the past she’s said she believed the far right demonstrators went to the front of the march, which wasn’t where she was.

Newsnight is the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs TV programme – with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews.


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