Far-right terrorists are one step ahead of you in UK, police told

Guardian | Ben Quinn

The UK’s police and security services remain dangerously ill-equipped to identify and counter the long-term terrorism threat from a new wave of far-right politics, according to researchers who helped head off a plot to assassinate a Labour MP.

Members of the proscribed far-right group National Action march in Darlington in support of Jack Renshaw, who was charged with plotting to kill a Labour MP. Photograph: Hope Not Hate/PA
Members of the proscribed far-right group National Action march in Darlington in support of Jack Renshaw, who was charged with plotting to kill a Labour MP. Photograph: Hope Not Hate/PA

The anti-racism charity Hope not Hate was instrumental in foiling a plan to murder the West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper. The legal case at the centre of this plot came to a conclusion on Tuesday.

Senior security figures including the head of MI5, Andrew Parker; the head of UK counter-terrorism policing, Neil Basu; and the Metropolitan police commissioner, Cressida Dick, have warned that the far-right threat is growing rapidly.

Read more…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *