The last time the British government banned a far-right group was in the 1940s, when British Union of Fascists was proscribed.
Two police forces have today confirmed they are investigating comments made by a far-right leader back in March. Which prompts the question, why did it take so long?
While attention is still focused on Islamic extremists, the number of far-rightsympathisers referred to the counter-terrorism programme has exploded.
Just a few months ago, they held banner proclaiming ‘Hitler Was Right’ and ‘Refugees Not Welcome’ in Newcastle. Now, they’re posting messages in support of Thomas Mair, the man arrested for Jo Cox’s murder.