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Sat Sep 7, 2019, 04:45 AM

UK: 'It's time to f*** s*** up,' extremists threaten


Far-right groups are threatening to riot over Brexit amid warnings that some of Boris Johnson’s language is “calling to” nationalists. The Metropolitan Police said it was “ready to share resources across the country” if disorder breaks out at protests planned for Saturday... The protests were organised amid a surge in anger over parliament’s moves to prevent a no-deal Brexit with a bill that was approved by the House of Lords on Friday. Extremists using numerous far-right channels on the encrypted Telegram messaging app calling MPs who backed the bill “traitors” and “scum” while planning rallies...

... Senior police officers have been calling for politicians and other political figures to avoid worsening tensions with inflammatory language. Martin Hewitt, chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, issued a warning over the “incredibly febrile atmosphere”. “If you’re in a position where you know you’re going to be listened to, you need to be very careful about the language you are using so it doesn’t end up with consequences that weren’t intended,” he urged...

... Experts said the prime minister and some other pro-Brexit politicians were “using the language of the far right” and playing into extremist narratives. Chloe Colliver, who leads the digital research unit at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue think-tank, said that by using the phrase “surrender bill” and positioning himself as enacting the “will of the people”, Mr Johnson was “calling successfully to a nationalist interpretation of the Brexit debate”. “It seems very purposeful to me and it really harks back to the Second World War nostalgia in this debate, which plays powerfully to the far right and nationalist groups,” she told The Independent...

... Mr Johnson is currently receiving substantial support from key far-right figures, including former Britain First leader Jayda Fransen, who praised him for “purging the traitors” in his party and called on others to fall behind him. The operators of Tommy Robinson’s official Telegram channel called on people to “back Boris”, while supporters shared memes depicting him as Winston Churchill. Ms Colliver warned that if the far right feel Mr Johnson is “in their corner”, it may reduce unrest in the short term but make them feel that their ideals have mainstream support. She said the political stalemate over Brexit was undermining faith in democratic processes, and being “used to channel violent undemocratic objectives to a newly broad and receptive audience in the UK.” ...

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LeftishBrit Sep 2019 #1

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Sat Sep 7, 2019, 05:25 AM

1. Bloody scary

And portraying Boris as Churchill is a bit ironic, given that (a) Churchill (whatever his own failings) led us in a war against far-RW ultra-nationalists; (b) Churchill is on record as supporting a united Europe; (c) Johnson has just kicked Churchill's grandson out of the Parliamentary party for voting to block a No-Deal Brexit!

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