The Home Office is finally taking the rise of far-right extremism in Britain seriously, but has come up with no serious ideas.
The Times reports this morning that their counter-extremism plans amount to er, a £60m ad campaign led by the Saatchi agency.
Well that should really stop young boys being radicalised by extremists online.
In Britain, campaigns will be launched by the Home Office to address the threats of “far-right and extreme right-wing narratives”, Whitehall sources told The Times.
Sources in anti-hate speech circles said that they had been made aware that Saatchi was being brought in to challenge right-wing propaganda.
“They are going against people who read Breitbart and stuff like that, the conspiratorial media. They want people to be critical about what they read,” an insider said. “If you have issues, it’s not other communities who may be the cause of your issues.”
We have long warned about Breitbart being a platform for far-right conspiracy news, at Political Scrapbook.
Good that the government is finally taking the issue seriously.
Groups such as National Action (in picture, above) have long campaigned against refugees while praising the likes of Hitler.
Other groups such as Britain First have also threatened MPs and journalists for ‘betraying the nation’. Neither NA nor BF are directly related to Breitbart however.
But is an expensive ad campaign the best they can come up with?