Radicalism

Home Office written question – answered at on 1 August 2023.

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Photo of Lord Pearson of Rannoch Lord Pearson of Rannoch Non-affiliated

To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Sharpe of Epsom on 27 June (HL8551), what criteria are used to determine whether groups or individuals have a "far right outlook".

Photo of Lord Sharpe of Epsom Lord Sharpe of Epsom The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Intelligence & Security Committee’s 2022 report on Extreme Right-Wing Terrorism (ERWT) considers “far-right political outlook” as “views that Western civilisations are under threat from ‘non-native’ people and ideas.”

The report categorises ERWT as ‘Cultural Nationalism’, ‘White Nationalism’ and ‘White Supremacism’.

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