Bri­tish far-Right in sin­is­ter pact with Pol­ish neo-Nazis

Daily Mail - - Countdown To Brexit D-day - By Tom Kelly and Ge­or­gia Ed­kins

THE Bri­tish far-Right is forg­ing a sin­is­ter al­liance with highly or­gan­ised neo-Nazis in Poland, the Mail can re­veal.

Bri­tain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen – cur­rently on the run from po­lice – has been in ‘reg­u­lar con­tact’ with ex­trem­ists in War­saw.

She re­port­edly plans to re­turn to Poland af­ter pre­vi­ously de­light­ing a crowd of 10,000 at a rally in the coun­try where fas­cists waved white supremacy flags and chanted racist slo­gans.

Across Bri­tain, far-Right groups pos­ing as re­spectable Pol­ish pa­tri­ots have set up cells to re­cruit young­sters via fam­ily days and seem­ingly in­no­cent of­fers to help their com­mu­nity, while a for­mer Pol­ish wrestling cham­pion has be­come a key lieu­tenant in Bri­tain First.

Anti-racist cam­paign­ers warned it was part of a ‘deeply dis­turb­ing’ trend of Bri­tish ex­trem­ists de­vel­op­ing links with larger, more reg­i­mented neo-Nazi or­gan­i­sa­tions in Eastern Europe.

Ex-wrestling cham­pion Mar­ian Lukasik, who moved to the UK in 2004 and now lives in north Lon­don, told the Mail he has helped scores of Poles to join Bri­tain First

and at­tend its ral­lies in Lon­don and the Mid­lands. He said: ‘Many, many peo­ple call me and want to join. I’m not their leader but I help these peo­ple.’

Mr Lukasik, who has called for An­gela Merkel’s as­sas­si­na­tion over her im­mi­gra­tion pol­icy, was with Miss Fransen when she ad­dressed a far-Right rally in Wro­claw last year.

He said: ‘Peo­ple at the rally loved her. Jayda was in­vited to come this year but was not al­lowed be­cause of the terms of her ar­rest.

‘What we are do­ing we are do­ing for free, for the com­mu­nity.’

It emerged last night Fransen was on the run af­ter po­lice raided an ad­dress in Lon­don to try to ar­rest her for al­legedly breach­ing pa­role con­di­tions fol­low­ing her re­lease from a nine-month sen­tence for re­li­gious hate crimes.

Po­lice have urged her to sur­ren­der af­ter she al­legedly fled to North­ern Ire­land, Bri­tain First leader Paul Gold­ing said in an email to the group’s members.

Miss Fransen, 32, is banned from North­ern Ire­land af­ter build­ing up a base for Bri­tain First there, and

has to give ten days’ no­tice to the au­thor­i­ties be­fore trav­el­ling away from her pro­ba­tion hos­tel.

Mr Gold­ing added: ‘At any mo­ment she can be ar­rested and dragged to a court in Lon­don. It’s only a mat­ter of time.’

Also at the rally in Wro­claw with Miss Fransen were two of Mr Lukasik’s as­so­ciates – priest Jacek Mied­lar, sacked from his Catholic church for anti-Semitic rants, and Pi­otr Ry­bak, jailed in 2015 for burn­ing an ef­figy of a Jew at an anti-Mus­lim march in the city.

Mr Mied­lar has also spo­ken of his reg­u­lar con­tact with Fransen

and cel­e­brated her re­lease from jail last month by post­ing a pic­ture of them to­gether on Twit­ter.

Rafal Pankowski, from Never Again, Poland’s largest anti-racist or­gan­i­sa­tion, said the drive by Pol­ish far-Right groups to send ac­tivists to the UK could lead to vi­o­lence if unchecked.

Mr Lukasik re­turned to Poland last month – ac­com­pa­nied by an­other Bri­tish far-Right cam­paigner known only as ‘Based Amy’ who reg­u­larly taunts Mus­lims – to at­tend the Pol­ish In­de­pen­dence Day rally.

The march was hi­jacked by thou­sands

of fol­low­ers of the Pol­ish neo-fas­cist group the Na­tional Rad­i­cal Camp (NRC).

Fiyaz Mughal, from the antiex­trem­ist group Faith Mat­ters, warned the NRC was one of a num­ber of Pol­ish ex­trem­ist groups now op­er­at­ing in Bri­tain.

He said: ‘We have seen far-Right en­try­ism into the heart of Pol­ish com­mu­ni­ties. Ex­trem­ist are in­fil­trat­ing de­cent peo­ple by of­fer­ing to do ap­par­ently healthy pa­tri­otic things like clean graves of Poles and or­gan­is­ing fam­ily days with a bouncy cas­tle for the kids. The au­thor­i­ties know it is hap­pen­ing

but are strug­gling to deal with it.’ He added: ‘Six years ago Bri­tain First was hav­ing a go at Pol­ish peo­ple, telling them to go home. Now they court them.

‘It’s sin­is­ter to see them get­ting to­gether and a great concern.’

Mr Lukasik is fac­ing a civil court hear­ing in Poland that he claims is po­lit­i­cally mo­ti­vated be­cause of his sup­port for Bri­tain First.

Miss Fransen, of Penge, south­east Lon­don, has a string of con­vic­tions re­lat­ing to re­li­gious hate crimes and has posted a num­ber of threat­en­ing videos to Bri­tain First’s so­cial me­dia chan­nels.

‘The au­thor­i­ties are strug­gling with it’

Men­ac­ing: Members of far-Right groups light torches at a gath­er­ing in War­saw

Pol­ish rally: Jayda Fransen, right, with Mr Mied­lar and Mr Ry­bak

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