Tory calls for gov­ern­ment to black­list neo-Nazi group

The Jewish Chronicle - - News - BY LEON SY­MONS

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SHADOW SE­CU­RITY Min­is­ter Baroness Neville-Jones has called on Home Sec­re­tary Alan John­son to pro­scribe the ex­treme right-wing group Blood & Hon­our.

Last week the group was re­ported to the po­lice for dis­tribut­ing racially of­fen­sive CDs which spread ha­tred against Jews, Asians and blacks. The Home Of­fice con­firmed that its sta­tus would be re-as­sessed.

Baroness Neville-Jones said: “This is a fla­grant ex­am­ple of the kind of hate speech that should be dealt with. There is a dan­ger that this is grow­ing in ex­tent and goes unchecked.

“This gov­ern­ment has taken such a strong stand on hate crime but if it goes unchecked groups like this will think they have tacit ap­proval to act on what they are say­ing.

“The gov­ern­ment should have been onto this group by now.”

The baroness has writ­ten to Mr John­son com­plain­ing that as well as dis­tribut­ing the CDs, the group has a “field man­ual” which refers to “diehard Nazis” who “still have an op­tion through­lead­er­less­re­sis­tance­and­di­rect action … to stalk the worst en­e­mies of our race. They ex­pect no sup­port and as­sis­tance but they de­serve ac­knowl­edge­ment and un­der­stand­ing.”

Baroness Neville-Jones has asked the Home Sec­re­tary for his as­sess­ment of the group’s ac­tiv­i­ties. She said she be­lieved Blood & Hon­our was break­ing the Pub­lic Or­der Act of 1986 and the Ter­ror­ism Acts of 2000 and 2006, which spec­ify that “the en­cour­age­ment of ter­ror­ism and the dis­sem­i­na­tion of ter­ror­ist pub­li­ca­tions are of­fences.

“On the face of it, there ap­pears to be a very strong case for the pro­scrip­tion of Blood & Hon­our.”

A Home Of­fice spokesper­son said: “Pro­scrip­tion i s a tough but nec­es­sary power to tackle ter­ror­ism. De­ci­sions on pro­scrip­tion must be pro­por­tion­ate and based on ev­i­dence that a group is con­cerned in ter­ror­ism as de­fined in the Ter­ror­ism Act 2000.

“Or­gan­i­sa­tions which cause us con­cern, in­clud­ing those which might change their name to avoid the con­se­quences of pro­scrip­tion, are kept un­der con­stant re­view.

“As and when new ma­te­rial comes to light it is con­sid­ered and the or­gan­i­sa­tion re-as­sessed as part of that process.”

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