Last Tuesday I had a curry with friends, including a good friend who is over from Greece. The conversation touched on the rise of UKIP following recent local elections and the references to swivel-eyed lunacy among the Tory grassroots. My friend gave some flavour of the way in which Golden Dawn is carrying out a seemingly choreographed series of violent attacks around Greece – ransacking buildings and setting fires for no apparent reason, other than because they’re generally angry and seemingly they can get away with it.
It was concluded that in the UK we are fortunate that the impulse to the Radical Right is largely channelled through the democratic process, rather than migrating to lawlessness on the streets. The conversation moved on.
How quickly things change. Continue Reading →