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Far right hate is spiralling out of control – and politicians aren’t doing enough to stop it | The Independent

Meanwhile, the elevation of Gerard Batten to leader of Ukip heralded its shift to becoming a fully-blown far right party and its adoption of a strongly anti-Muslim agenda.

The shift to the right coincided with a move to street politics, with Batten now a regular speaker on Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA) protests and the appointment of Stephen Lennon as his advisor on grooming gangs.

Polling for our report found that Lennon continues to be the most high profile far-right activist in the UK, with 55 per cent of Britons having heard of him, making him better known than some of our national politicians. Of those, 37 per cent have seen or heard one of his videos on social media. This rises to 57 per cent of 18-24 year olds.

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