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The far right is organised and growing. Those Nazi salutes are serious | Claude Moraes

Tommy Robinson supporters are drawing strength from racist movements in Europe and the persistent popularity of Donald Trump

About 15,000 supporters of Tommy Robinson, the former leader of the English Defence League, marched in London last week. Some were aggressive, attacked the police and physically threatened anti-racists who were peacefully protesting against them.

Among their number were people raising their arms in Nazi salutes. This is a serious situation that demands attention from everyone who wants to combat the racist politics that have regrettably emerged in many parts of Europe. In the European parliament, I have seen an increase in the number of MEPs who are openly hostile to migrants, Muslims and multiculturalism. We do not want British politics to be infected by the same developments.

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