UK Conservatives Seek TV, Online Ban on Extremists

Jill Lawless, ABC News, September 30, 2014

Britain’s interior minister on Tuesday proposed new powers to bar people with extremist views from appearing on television or publishing on social media, even if they are not breaking any laws.

Home Secretary Theresa May told a conference of the governing Conservatives that if re-elected next year, the party will introduce civil powers to disrupt people who “spread poisonous hatred” even within the law.

Under the proposal, police could apply for a court order to disrupt “harmful activity” by restricting an individual’s movements, preventing them from speaking in public or stopping them publishing articles online.

May said that only a minority of extremists are violent, but “the damage that extremists cause to our society is reason enough to act.”

May said that at least 500 Britons have traveled to fight with Islamic militants in Syria and Iraq, and tough measures are needed to stop young people becoming radicalized.

She said the proposed rules could be used against neo-Nazis and other radicals as well as Islamic extremists.

The proposals will be included in the Conservatives’ election platform, but are not guaranteed to become law. {snip}

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  • MekongDelta69

    Are UK “conservatives” on the same level as our “Republicans”?

    If so – well, say no more…

    • propagandaoftruth

      There are no conservatives in the Conservative Party in UK, just as there are neither democrats in our Democrat Party nor republicans in our Republican Party.

      There exist none in UK’s Labour Party who champion labor, nor any in their Liberal Party who truly champion any form of liberalism, laissez faire or crypto-Marxist.

      Words and names, names and words.

      But there’s a reckoning coming.

    • John Smith

      Great point. And just exactly WHO will decide what is considered “hateful” and “neo-nazi” and “racist”.

      Perhaps our good friends at ADL & SPLC will offer their sound judgement. Whatta you say, Uncle Abe & Morris?

      Does this mean that when Muslims hold violent marches with signs saying eg, “Death to Europe”, “Death to those who insult Islam”, “We will take your British women” etc, that they will be, ahem, “banned” & prohibited from protesting?

      • LHathaway

        We will, John. We will do the same when we are in power. There is free speech, Hate speech and speech on behalf of justice. For our cause, we won’t simply speak on behalf of justice, we will act to bring justice about. This is an historical inevitability. The universe bends towards justice. We will begin with our own, and branch out from there, as history shows this is always how it begins. Hopefully it will begin and end there. It won’t be what we have now. It won’t be an ending, where Everyone needs fear speaking out and ‘justice’.

      • Bantu_Education

        Of course not, as criticising Muslims will be classed as “Islamophobia” and “hate speech” and might harm “community cohesion”…..puke….

    • B.A_2014

      I think our so called conservatives are better actors that yours. I watch a lot of American politics and I can’t believe anyone falls for the thing. America has more lemmings but America also has lemmings with balls and guns. My friends and family tolerate and have to accept my anti egalitarian, anti liberal views but I have gotten the biggest reaction when I have defended the right to bear arms. Europeans are cowardly sissies from what I can see.

      • Kenneth Arrow

        I think Englishmen are the worst in this regard. I would stereotipe Englishmen as either geeky and self-conscious or smirky alcoholics. The fact they had an empire hundred years ago proves that this is a relatively recent development.

    • Paleoconn

      Conservatism ended when it comes to the UK Tories the minute they ostracized Enoch Powell.

  • Steven Barr

    In Britain we don’t have a written constituition so no guarantee for free speech. On the plus side it also means we have less “government by judges” which makes it easier to restrict immigration.

    • ElGringo

      How’s that working out for you over there? Probably about as well as our Constitution if I had to guess.

    • Bantu_Education

      “we have less “government by judges” which makes it easier to restrict immigration.”

      You CANNOT be serious…! (as John McEnroe would have said)

  • TruthBeTold

    And the British learn nothing from Rotherham.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Correct. When Nick Griffin tried to warn the British people about child-grooming he and an associate were arrested on hate speech charges for disrespecting Islam.

  • Britain’s “anti-terrorism” efforts are the same kind of slap-happy failure as ours are, for much the same reason.

    Why?

    It’s like I been writing often recently: We’re responding to tribal threats with an ideological response. Instead of shipping the non-white Muslims out of Britain, the “best” they can do is concoct a bunch of Rube Goldberg legal devices (which will anarcho-tyrannically be enforced mainly on right-wing whites, mark me) based on the pretense that non-white Muslims are only bad because they’re “extreme” or “hateful” or oppose duhmocrazy. (Meanwhile, I can find a hateful extremist that opposes duhmocrazy on the other side of the mirror.) Another version of this article said that these generic extremists (don’t say “Muslim”) are causing “community tensions.” Which means they’re hurting people’s feelings.

    The official fight song for Britain’s anti-terrorism efforts:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQnSMd_-oSM

    • ElGringo

      Right wing whites are in fact the intended target. That’s why the enemy brought over the Muslims and other third worlders in the first place.

  • Guest

    U.K. is possibly the most politically correct countries in the world, and also the country where white women love black men most in this world.

    When I read a black male here in America committed a murder crime against a white woman, she is not relevant to the murderer in any way,

    But whenever I read a black UK male commits a crime against a white female, she is mostly his own lover. The white UK women who date blacks also tend to be quite attractive.

    Katie Piper is an example and she had acid thrown at her face by her own black boyfriend. If he had used acid to attack her, it also means it was premeditated and planned.

    Factors that can greatly increase the length of the sentence of a sex criminal or murder criminal

    Sex crimes :

    Was the victim a minor?
    Did the criminal use a weapon while committing the sex crime?

    Murder crimes :

    Was it premeditated and planned?
    Did the perpetrator have any weapon with him at the time of the arrest? (If you had a weapon with you when the arrest happened, then you are doooooomed)

    In other words, you can pretty much expect to spend the rest of your life behind bars if you

    – commit a sex crime VS a minor with a weapon
    – have a weapon with you when you are arrested

    • Mary

      I remember that Katie Piper story. She had a baby recently with another boyfriend.
      I saw a couple of pictures of the baby, and she does not look White. I guess Katie did not learn her lesson.

      • Magician

        At first, I could not believe your comment that she is dating with yet another black male after experiencing the dreadful pain of acid on her face which horribly difigured her beautiful face, and equally painful days following the attack.

        and it is true! she is dating yet another black male and did give birth to a black baby

        • Mary

          Pretty appalling. I have not seen a picture of this guy before, but it’s obvious by looking at the baby. The kid looks just like him. Good grief.

    • MBlanc46

      It was immediately apparent when I lived in England 1986-87. I can’t say I noticed it much in 1976 and 1977, but I was merely a tourist then. I also noticed in the 1980s more white male-black female couples than you see in the US.

  • DaveMed

    Could this be a ploy to introduce anti-jihadist laws under the guise of targeting the ever-popular “neo-Nazis!!!1!” groups?

    • Actually, since the Tories are proposing this, I think their real target is UKIP, because it bleeds votes from the Tories by and large. Likewise, Labour persecutes the BNP, or it did back in the days when the BNP was credible, because BNP mostly took votes from Labour.

    • 1stworlder

      More likely to keep people from finding out other cities have cops ignoring 3rd world crime like the 1400 little white girl rapes.

  • Jaggers

    Where are all these neo-nazis I’ve heard so much about?

  • B.A_2014

    Most people don’t trust the UK government. Just look at the vote to bomb Syria. They told and showed us how evil Assad apparently was and yet the people put so much pressure on their MPs that in the end they were forced to vote against it. The only problem is they still believe for the most part, the bull they see on TV and especially the news media.

  • dd121

    The Department of Moderated Speech. How do you think that’s going to work out for Brits who would like to take their country back from the Muzzies.

  • WR_the_realist

    They’ll say they want these laws to stop Islamic militants but we all know they’ll be used against the BNP. Just as the Department of Homeland Security was created as a response to Islamic terrorism but quickly morphed into an agency targeting white male Christian gun owners who voted for Ron Paul.

  • LHathaway

    Funny to see this story following the one about the cop-killer making the commencement speech. The one about Hungary could have followed it, too.

  • NoMosqueHere

    Bad facts make bad law. This is what happens when you wake up to the fact that millions of muslim maniacs are occupying your country.

  • Periapsis

    These conservatives are nothing of the kind, they are wolves in sheep’s clothing. If whites cannot have a voice peacefully, they will raise their voice by shooting people and blowing things up, which seems to be what these fake conservatives really want all along. That way they can accelerate their war of extermination against white Britons by making it literally illegal to be living while white. These actions they seek to take are very Judeo-Bolshevik in ideology, purpose and execution.

  • IstvanIN

    This has nothing to do with Muslims. This is just the conservatives way of shutting up the BNP, UKIP and anyone else who threatens the status quo. They want an entire country of Emma Watsons.

  • A Freespeechzone

    That is a glimpse of what to expect in this country with ‘hate speech’ being defined on an ongoing basis by liberals.

    Let’s hope there are enough Patriots who will support and defend the Constitution and the First Amendment.

  • Whoever imagined the West’s open-borders overlords could end freedom of speech so easily. You simply declare something ‘hate speech’ and–Presto!–it becomes unprotected. And yet no thought whatsoever to barring the entry of or repatriating non-Westerners who are violently opposed to Western freedoms. Side-benefit to May’s proposal? Whole new bloated bureaucracy of thought crime administrators, enforcers and courts.

  • Zimriel

    Again, I saw this coming.

    That raid on Imam Choud-a-boy was kabuki. He got arrested on prime-time so everyone could see that HM’s Gov’t was here to protect her subjects from Extremism. All the real work will be against UKIP.

  • ViktorNN

    This is why pro-white dissidents should always reject authoritarianism no matter whether the source hails from the right or the left.

    White people thrive on science, reason, learning, and creativity. It’s in our DNA. Ideas deserve scrutiny, testing, and evaluation – not repression. Truth always wins in the end. Totalitarianism and authoritarianism are incommensurate with truth finding and truth telling.

    Free speech and free thought isn’t a political treat that you grant your followers and deny your opponents – it’s a precondition to white self-determination. Whites cannot thrive without this freedom.

  • Bill

    1. Who decides what is considered ‘hatred’?
    2. This same sort of law exists in China.

  • How typical: Bring in third-world crazies, recognize (belatedly) that their poisonous sermons pose a threat, and then enact laws that will restrict everybody’s freedom of speech. This is a classic case of diversity destroying liberty.

  • KenelmDigby

    In fact there is very, very little difference between the so-called Conservative Party and the Labour Party when it comes to the enforcement of PC and in bringing in anti-White laws and legalized discrimination against Whites.
    If you are British a d can vote in next May’s General Election, then you must vote UKIP. This is the very last chance Whites will ever have in salvaging something from a black/brown majority Britain.

    • Kenneth Arrow

      True. I mean the main paradox of modern times is the richer we are, the more politics becomes obsessed with economics. We talk about GDP, corruption and now terrorists. Ideological polemics are nonexistent. There is a lack of vision, future orientation. It seems we are just stumbling along trying to prevent everything from falling apart. Put differently, politics these days is insanely boring.

  • Robbie Cheney

    Rothschildists (Red Shieldists) and assorted khazar occupiers are displaying signs of desperation in their bid to hold on to Great Britain since their 1810 debut – the year they took over the Bank of England.

    • Kenneth Arrow

      I am not a fan of conspiracy theories, but we were being incited to hate muslims since 9/11. Of course them living among us doesn’t help, but that is really not their fault. Cui bono from unstable middle east?

      Does anybody know what caused talibans to attack U.S.A. a former ally who helped them to drive off Soviets? What were Americans told was the reason for 9/11?

      • Robbie Cheney

        Your question answered itself with 24 hours of the 9/11 attacks. We knew better and their days are numbered.

  • greencoat

    Thank goodness we’ll be protected from those Neo-Nazis. The UK is just swarming with them.

  • Who will decide the criteria for establishing what constitutes neo-Nazihood? My own bet is that it will be someone with a cushy government job who is paid to find neo-Nazis. If someone paid that same individual to find witches, rest assured, they could probably find plenty of them, even though there is no such thing as a witch.

    The Nazis practiced state capitalism, much like that in the People’s Republic of China. There aren’t many fans of that in the West’s far-right. I’ve been to China, and compared with warlordism, their government is probably an improvement, but not by a large margin. The Nazis also wanted the Slavs to die off, with plenty of encouragement when needed. One of my old friends from high school is Polish and Ukrainian. It’s 33 years later, and we’re still close, so where I am concerned, the Nazis were talking about guys like Glenn. I’m Irish, Scottish, Welsh, German, Cherokee and Tuscarora, so heading out of the gate, I wasn’t exactly the Knight of Genetic Purity. I look like a Celt, but I tan very easily.

    Am I a neo-Nutzi? I want a whole lot less government, rather than more of it, so of course not. I certainly do not want government involving itself in rooting out what it imagines to be domestic critics. Normal people complain about government the way they do about the weather. It’s par for the course. The career bureaucrats need to listen to us for a change. If the British don’t want their islands flooded with Pakistani rapists, listen to them. Pakistan is not exactly one of the world’s success stories, and it was Pakistanis who made it that way. Do you want that for Britain?

    • Periapsis

      I know that very well, knowing how my father’s family was treated by them. Has I been there during the war, I would have been killing Soviets and Nazis are enemies of my people. The Germans took what little the Judeo-Bolsheviks didn’t from them, and they reaped the consequences in 1945 and for decades afterwards. Had Hitler seen the Slavs for the huge fighting force they were, the Bolsheviks would all have been exterminated, there would not have been a Cold War, and there wouldn’t be the problems we have with heathen hordes being deliberately flooded into our and only our countries. But he had to find out the hard way, along with the German people, that waging a war of annihilation against the Slavs will result in your own people risking extermination themselves. As for bureaucrats, we will have to MAKE them listen.

      • Hitler confused the Slavs for the grotesque ideology that had been imposed upon them. If I recall correctly, Mr. Bandura was murdered in Britain in the 1950s.

        • Periapsis

          The Soviets no doubt killed him, just as they’ve killed others with Ricin.

  • JS

    The U.S. government never speaks out against the anti-free speech laws in Europe.

    • Augustus3709

      Money talk$

  • Paleoconn

    I hate the Kennedys too, but I am convinced JFK would have been much better for the country than that vile Texan who succeeded him.

  • Augustus3709

    The Founding Fathers of the United States would have been called “Neo-Nazis” in this current climate.