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About Matthew Collins

Matthew Collins is director of research at HOPE not hate and the author of 'Hate' a book about his own time in the far right.

Articles by Matthew Collins

This week’s World Forum for Democracy 2017 editors

Georgios Kolliarakis

Georgios Kolliarakis political scientist, is a senior researcher at the University of Frankfurt.

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Introducing this week’s theme: Media, parties and populism.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

State of hate: Britain's far right is in crisis

The organised far right in Britain is weaker than ever before, though potentially more violent.

Meet Britain First: the UK's fastest growing far right group

A child of the BNP and the EDL, Britain First has shifted the glare of bigots from race war to faith war. Meet the man behind the fastest growing far right movement in Britain, and find out what makes him tick.

HATE: my life in the British far right

OurKingdom publishes an extract from the true story of one man's journey out of British fascism, and the price he had to pay. A kind of real-life "This Is England", portraying right wing violence and intolerance in 1980s Britain.
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