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THREAD: We were happy to contribute our extensive research on #GenerationIdentity to @thesundaytimes piece. GI is still a small, fringe, far-right threat but they are threat nonetheless and it is important to understand who they are. (1/9)
There’s been some legitimate criticism of the article’s headline and promotion. We agree that anything which glamorises or trivialises a far-right movement is irresponsible and in fact plays into their hands. (2/9)
We’re glad to see @thesundaytimes has removed the original tweet. It’s worth getting past the headline to the important details surrounding this extreme, far-right youth movement. Some key points: (3/9)
GI’s image, iconography and means of operation are important to note. Why? This is a movement that relies trying to present a young,“cool”,“intelligent” brand as a recruitment tactic. How they consciously project themselves is linked to their ability to succeed. (4/9)
No-one should let them use this to detract from their extreme agenda. They have a long history of racism and extreme anti-Muslim prejudice, and push ideas such as racial separatism and repatriation. (5/9)
GI’s extremism was evidenced by their dangerous Defend Europe mission, which sought to block refugee rescue ships in the Mediterranean last summer 2017. You can read about how we brought it down here:… (6/9)
Their activists come from across the British far right, including proscribed neo-nazi terrorist organisation National Action, to London’s Traditional Britain Group, all the way to elected UKIP officials. (7/9)
Their leaders have been detained, deported, and banned from entering the UK. And yet newco-leader of @GID_England, Tom Dupré, holds a position at a major multinational bank @StanChart (8/9)
You can read loads more about the extreme, far right threat of Generation Identity in our report on GI England & Ireland here:…
@GID_England (9/9)
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